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PIA Supports H.R. 4733/S. 2707 to Block DOL Overtime Rule

PIA National has signed on to letters supporting the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (S. 2707/HR 4773) as part of the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity...
April 21, 2016

PIA National has signed on to letters supporting the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (S. 2707/HR 4773) as part of the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity. The legislation would block a regulation proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) implementing changes to the exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees (the “white collar exemptions”) under the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA) overtime pay requirements.

Currently, under the FLSA regulations, a person must satisfy three criteria to qualify as exempt from federal overtime pay requirements: first, they must be paid on a salaried basis; second, that salary must be more than $455/week ($23,660 annually); and third, their “primary duties” must be consistent with managerial, professional or administrative positions as defined by the DOL.

On June 30, 2015, DOL proposed increasing the salary threshold to $50,440 per year, a 113% increase that would occur all at once in 2016, and in all areas of the country regardless of significant regional economic differences. The Department also proposed automatically increasing the salary threshold on an annual basis.

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