New Federal Work Rules Could Have Significant Impact on County Governments

As reported by the National Association of Counties (NACo), the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has released a proposed rule to update and revise the regulations issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that would change the way employers implement exemptions from minimum wage and overtime pay for executive, administrative and professional employees.

According to NACo,

This proposal could have a significant impact on counties and the number of employees that are eligible for overtime pay. . . The proposed rule would increase the salary level from $455 to $970 per week, increas­ing the number of “white collar” employees that would be eligible for overtime pay.

For more information, see more from NACo at: and read our previous post: New Labor Rule Could Extend Overtime Protections to 5 Million US Workers

DOL is accepting written com­ments until Sept 4 at A final rule is expected in early 2016.

NACo would like feedback from county governments on how these overtime pay changes would impact county govern­ments. You may send informa­tion to Daria Daniel, NACo associate legislative director, ddaniel@