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DOL Announces Overtime Listening Sessions
Posted August 29, 2018 by CUNA Advocacy

Next month, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor will host a series of listening sessions to gather feedback related to its overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).   

The “Overtime Rule” was finalized in May 2016 but a federal court enjoined the rule prior to its effective date.  Last year, the Dept. issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit comment on the appropriate salary level for the “white collar” exemption and methodologies for calculating the threshold.  In response, CUNA raised concerns that the rule nearly doubled the prior threshold and established overly strict compliance requirements.  

The sessions will take place in several regions across the United States: 

  • September 7, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • September 11, 2018, Seattle, Washington, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • September 13, 2018, Kansas City, Missouri, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • September 14, 2018, Denver, Colorado, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • September 24, 2018, Providence, Rhode Island, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Credit unions and other interested parties can register to attend a session here