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DOL to Send Federal Overtime Rule to White House for Review

August 12, 2019 / Lisa Nagele-Piazza

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) wants to finalize the federal overtime rule as soon as possible under President Donald Trump's leadership. The DOL plans to send the rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget Aug. 12 for final review, according to Bloomberg Law, just five months after proposing the rule. The department received more than 116,000 comments on the proposed changes. The rule would raise the salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA's) white-collar exemptions to $35,308 per year from $23,660. A blocked Obama-era rule would have raised the threshold to about $47,500, and worker advocates, as well as some Democratic lawmakers are still pushing for that level. Business groups, however, generally support the Trump administration's proposed increase.