Department of Labor Overtime Rule

May 2016:  More Than 40 NC Organizations Signed on to AENC's Letter to Congress

(Sent to North Carolina Members of the US House & Senate)

"Professional and trade associations in North Carolina are concerned over the Department of Labor’s published rule which revises the overtime regulations for employers.  The rule, which was drafted as a result of a 2014 directive from President Obama, is scheduled for implementation on December 1, 2016.  It significantly increases the minimum salary level for employees to qualify as exempt from overtime pay requirements. Subsequently, no employee who has a salary of less than $47,476 will qualify for overtime exemptions, an amount more than double the current minimum salary level of $23,660...." Read more

Information & Resources

Final Rule: Overtime - Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation. This long-awaited update will result in a meaningful boost to many workers’ wallets, and will go a long way toward realizing President Obama’s commitment to ensuring every worker is compensated fairly for their hard work.... Read more   

(5/18/16 - US Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division)


Fact Sheet: Final Rule to Update the Regulations Defining and Delimiting the Exemption for Executive, Administrative and Professional Employees


(5/18/16 - U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division)


Five Changes Associations Can Make to Prepare for the Final DOL Overtime Rule

  • Measure and diagnose the anticipated impact on affected employees
  • Consider shifting the standard workweek if weekend events produce substantial overtime
  • Identify delegable work tasks and offload the burden to part-time employees or contractors
  • Expect exempt employees to shoulder more of the burden
  • Trim activities that count as working hours but that don’t add sufficient value ... Read more   

(5/17/16 - ASAE’s general counsel firm, Pillsbury LLP)

Overtime Rule Released: How Organizations Can Prepare   

The new overtime rule is a reality, and come December 1, associations will need to be in compliance.... Read more

(5/23/16 - ASAE Associations Now)

House Passes Six-Month Delay of Overtime Rule

The House late last night passed a bill (H.R. 6094) that would delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s overtime rule until the middle of next year....Read More

(5/29/16 - ASAE The Power of A)