By Sharon Gold
On Thursday, March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) released the much anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) that significantly raises the minimum salary for exempt workers from $23,660 to $35,308. It is estimated that if this rule is finalized, more than a million workers will either become eligible for overtime pay or have their salaries raised to meet the minimum.
Employers will recall that in late 2016, a mere few days before the salary minimum was supposed to be raised to $47,476, a federal judge in Texas blocked the rule. Since that time, the DOL issued a Request for Information about the salary rule in 2017. More than 200,000 employers and individuals commented. In addition, the DOL had six in-person listening sessions in connection with the Request for Information. The DOL indicated Continue reading