• Obama Will Move to Expand Overtime Pay, Narrow FLSA Exemptions
  • March 18, 2014 | Author: Jennifer L. Anderson
  • Law Firm: Jones Walker LLP - Baton Rouge Office
  • This week, President Obama is expected to order the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") to revise major exemptions from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). These changes would make certain white collar exemptions more narrow, thereby increasing the number of employees eligible for overtime. President Obama's upcoming directive is expected to include at least two major revisions to the DOL's regulations, which could significantly increase regulatory burdens on and costs to American businesses.