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: http://www.naco.org/articles/work-rules-could-hit-counties-hard#sthash.O1Fspo2a.dpuf 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 http://www.regulations.gov. 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@ naco.org.