Comment Open On Proposed Federal Overtime Rule

Make sure to submit comments before May 21, 2019.

As reported earlier, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new, proposed federal overtime rule that would increase the white-collar salary threshold for exempt executive, administrative and professional employees from $23,660 to $35,308 per year.

More than a million more American workers will become eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). California’s current minimum annual salary threshold would still be higher than the proposed federal threshold. However, employers with employees in other states will want to pay attention to this proposal and may wish to submit comments to the DOL.

Comment Now

The 60-day comment period has begun! Written comments will be accepted through May 21, 2019.

You may submit comments electronically or through the mail but choose only one method.

Electronically submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at Comments should reference the Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 1235-AA20.

Mail written submissions to:

Melissa Smith
Director of Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation, Wage and Hour Division
U.S. Department of Labor
Room S-3502
200 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20210

Mailed comments need to be received by May 21, 2019. All submissions must include the agency name (Wage and Hour Division) and RIN (1235-AA20).

Please note all comments received will become public record and will be posted online without change, including any personal information provided.

Stay tuned to HRWatchdog for more updates on this issue.

Katie Culliton, Editor, CalChamber

CalChamber members can use the California Minimum Wage and California Minimum Salary Thresholds Through 2023 to view the minimum salary thresholds that must be met under California law. Not a member? See what CalChamber can do for you.

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