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DOL considers raising exempt overtime threshold again

The Department of Labor has confirmed that it is reviewing the overtime requirements for workers classified as executive, administrative and professional employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The DOL last updated the overtime threshold for exempt workers in 2019, raising it to $35,568 per year. Before that, it was $23,660.

Exempt employees who earn less than the threshold are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours in a week. The Obama administration had proposed raising it to $47,000, so the Biden administration may aim to push it up near that level.

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