Department of Labor announces "listening tour" regarding overtime pay

The Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division has announced a series of “listening sessions” regarding various issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  This comes on the heels of changes to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act promulgated by the Obama Administration but reversed by the Trump Administration before they went into effect.  The most controversial of these was an increase in the minimum threshold required for an employee to be considered “exempt” from receiving overtime pay when he or she works in excess of 40 hours in a workweek.  That change would have increased the minimum threshold – one of several factors involved in differentiating between an exempt and non-exempt employee – from $ 23,660 to $ 47,476.
These listening sessions will actually cover several different topics and occur on various dates and at various locations around the country. Full information regarding the listening sessions can be found in the Wage and Hour Division's Notice in the August 28, 2018 Federal Register.