On August 27, 2018, the Department of Labor issued a press release announcing that in the upcoming weeks it will hold public listening sessions to gather views on the Part 541 white-collar exemption regulations, often referred to as the “Overtime Rule”. Issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the regulations implement exemptions from the overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative, professional, and certain other employees. The Department plans to update the rule and would like to hear the views and ideas of participants on how the regulations can be revised. To learn more about the listening sessions, listen to this week’s Telebrief here.
Also in this week’s Telebrief: The U.S. Department of Labor also announced new Office of Compliance Initiatives. A case was recently decided in the Sixth Circuit regarding the Older Worker Protections Act. Lastly, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Cracker Barrel for disability discrimination against a qualified deaf applicant.
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