Background Checks
June 25, 2024
On April 23, 2024, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) released a final rule on overtime exemption. This final rule will increase the minimum salary amount required to be paid to executive, administrative and professional (“EAP”) employees to be considered exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime pay requirements.
April 18, 2023
Last month, US Senator Sherrod Brown introduced the Restoring Overtime Pay Act of 2023 (“ROP Act”) in Congress, a bill that seeks to increase the exempt salary threshold, thereby providing overtime protections to many more employees who are currently classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). If passed, the bill would update the FLSA, which was first enacted in 1938 and has not been significantly amended with respect to minimum wage and overtime exemptions since 2004.