• DOL ISSUES REVISIONS TO FLSA EXEMPTION REGULATIONS
  • April 27, 2004
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  • On April 20, 2004, the Department of Labor ("DOL") released its long-awaited final regulations concerning the exempt status of executive, administrative and professional ("EAP") and other "white-collar" employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). These rules, to be codified in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 541, revise the salary levels and the "duties" and "salary basis" tests that white collar employees must meet to be exempt from the FLSA's requirements for minimum wage and overtime compensation. The new regulations are the first major regulatory overhaul of the EAP exemption "duties" tests since 1949. Also, for the first time since 1975, the regulations increase the minimum salary that an employee must receive to qualify for the exemptions.