☷US Department of Labor will hold listening session for Midwest workers advocates union representatives on possible revisions to overtime regulations | U S Department of Labor
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US Department of Labor will hold listening session for Midwest workers , advocates , union representatives on possible revisions to overtime regulations May 11 online event seeks input on executive , administrative , professional exemptions CHICAGO ─ The U . S . Department of Labor is holding a series of listening sessions with employees and their stakeholders on possible revisions to the regulations that enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime exemptions for executive , administrative and professional employees . Since 1938 , federal overtime regulations have been a cornerstone of the laws the department’s Wage and Hour Division enforces . These regulations protect workers and benefit workers and their families , their employers and the community at - large . The FLSA requires employers to pay most U . S . employees at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked , and overtime pay at not less than time and one - half the regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek . The law , however , provides an exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay for workers employed as “bona fide” executive , administrative or professional employees . In general , to be exempt , employees must meet certain tests regarding their job duties and be paid on a salary basis at not less than $684 per week . “Our goal is to use these sessions to listen , engage workers and hear their perspectives on the possible impact of changes to the regulations , ” explained Acting Wage and Hour Division Administrator Jessica Looman . “As we consider the needs of today’s workforce and industry demands , we need public input to ensure that revisions to the overtime regulations fulfill the original intent and promise of the law . ”The division will hold a listening session for workers , employee stakeholders and union representatives in the Midwest as follows:WHO: Employees , employee advocates and union representativesWHEN: Wednesday , May 11 , 2022 , 7 - 8 p . m . CDTWHERE: Register for the Midwest Workers Overtime Listening Session Registration
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