DOL Info Request Hints Broad Changes Possible For OT Rule

Law360, New York (July 25, 2017, 9:10 PM EDT) -- The questions posed by the U.S. Department of Labor in its Tuesday request for information on current rules governing exemption from overtime pay show it's considering several possibilities for rethinking which workers qualify for the extra pay, from setting different pay levels based on geographic area to nixing the salary test altogether.

However it shakes out, there's a possibility that the Trump DOL's new take on the scope of the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime protections will look very different from the controversial regulations finalized by the Obama administration in 2016, experts tell Law360.

"They're clearly hitting the reset button here,...

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