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DOL's Planned $35K OT Salary Threshold Draws Ire

Law360 (May 21, 2019, 7:20 PM EDT) -- Workers' advocates and some small businesses slammed the U.S. Department of Labor's proposal to set the minimum annual salary to qualify for a "white collar" overtime pay exemption under the FLSA at about $35,000, although those strange bedfellows had very different ideas about how the right rule would look.

The deadline for public comments on the proposed rule ended Tuesday. Although the plan had its share of backers, including some powerful trade associations, it drew howls from workers and worker-side groups that urged the agency to stand by the Obama administration's plan to require businesses pay overtime to workers earning less...

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