DOL announces public meetings on overtime rules

According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published an announcement in the federal register that DOL will conduct public listening sessions around the country to gather views on potential changes to the “white collar” overtime exemption. The listening sessions announcement follows a 2017 federal court decision striking down the Obama administration’s proposed overtime increase and then the Trump administration issuing a request for information (RFI) on any possible changes to the current overtime regulations last summer.

The listening sessions will be geared toward receiving public input on overtime regulations pertaining to “white collar” exemptions and salary thresholds to trigger overtime pay. The listening sessions are being held in Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City, Providence and Seattle.

NALP has been actively engaged on this issue in both 2015 and 2017 and will continue to work with a broader coalition of interested stakeholders representing a diverse group of industries, the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity (PPWO).