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The Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201 et seq.
Current FLSA Regulations, “Defining And Delimiting The Exemptions For Executive, Administrative, Professional, Computer And Outside Sales Employees,” 29 C.F.R. Part 541
Complete FLSA regulations as currently in effect on the white collar exemptions, as published by the U.S. Government Printing Office.
December 2013 GAO Report
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a detailed study of the increasing trend of FLSA litigation, and recommended that the DOL “develop a systematic approach for identifying areas of confusion about the requirements of the FLSA that contribute to possible violations and improving the guidance it provides to employers and workers in those areas.”
President Obama’s Memorandum -- Updating and Modernizing Overtime Regulations, March 13, 2014
Presidential Memorandum announcing President Obama’s direction to the DOL to issue new regulations for the white collar exemptions.
DOL Postponement of New FLSA Regulations Until February 2015
Office of Management and Budget notice to the public that the proposed rules are expected to be published sometime in February 2015
Proposed New Regulations
On July 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued proposed new regulations that will significantly change the law governing certain “white collar” workers who are exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay. All employers need to become familiar with these proposed rules, which may, if they become final, greatly impact wages and overtime pay to workers. In addition, for those that want to have their voices heard, there is still time (until September 4, 2015) for the public to make formal comments to the DOL.
Public Comment on Proposed New Regulations
Fair Labor Standards Act Law Blog
Womble Carlyle’s FLSA blog, bringing you FLSA news and commentary since 2008.
Questions about the proposed new FLSA rules or other FLSA matters? Please contact one of our FLSA Team members.