• New Overtime Regulations Under Fair Labor Standards Act -- A Trap For The Unwary
  • April 30, 2004
  • Law Firm: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Costa Mesa Office
  • After more than 50 years, the United States Department of Labor ("DOL") substantially revised the regulations governing overtime eligibility for "white collar" workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). This legislation, known as the "FairPay Initiative," is meant to streamline the tests for overtime eligibility and make them "easier to decipher." In March, 2003, the DOL first published proposed changes to the overtime regulations and after a public comment period in which the DOL received 75,280 comments, the Department published a final set of regulations, highlights of which are noted below.