Employment Standards Administration October 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

White Collar Exemption Regulations; Public Listening Session
Document Number: 2018-21521
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-03
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor will conduct a public listening session to gather views on the Part 541 white collar exemption regulations. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) generally requires covered employers to pay their employees at least the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 an hour) for all hours worked, and overtime premium pay of not less than one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek. The FLSA exempts from both minimum wage and overtime protection ``any employee employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity'' and delegates to the Secretary of Labor the power to define and delimit these terms through regulation.