Start Updating regulations issued under the fair labor standards act

Updating regulations issued under the fair labor standards act

The final rule was later challenged in court by both employer groups and several states, directly prior to its effective date in December 2016.

The United States Supreme Court issued an interesting decision last month on whether employees who are required to undergo security screening after their work was done should be paid for that time.

The Department of Labor (DOL), through the Presidential Memorandum on Updating and Modernizing Overtime Regulations, is proposing changes to “modernize and streamline” the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations.

As you know, last year, changes were proposed to FLSA overtime regulations, which sought to increase the salary threshold from $23,660 per year to $47,476 per year and called for automatic adjustments to the salary level every three years.

SHRM was disappointed that DOL did not offer a more reasonable increase and set the threshold, as it has in the past, at a level designed to encompass those employees that are clearly engaged in exempt-type work. Automatic Salary Threshold Increases Every 3 Years (Not Annually) to Maintain Level at 40th Percentile in Lowest-Wage Census Region DOL reduced the frequency of the automatic increases in response to concerns raised by SHRM and others.