The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) plans to propose a new overtime regulation in January 2019 instead of October, as it originally planned. It also intends to amend regulations spelling out how employers must calculate workers’ “regular rate of pay” for Fair Labor Standards Act purposes.
As Kate Tornone at HR Dive reports, the department is trying to replace the Obama administration’s proposed $47,476 salary threshold for overtime eligibility. That threshold has never been enforced; a federal court judge issued a permanent injunction last August. Hence, the current minimum salary for exempt employees remains at least $23,660 ($455 per week).