In June 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule to modify the “white collar exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed rule seeks to significantly increase the minimum salary requirements for employees to be considered exempt.
The DOL received more than 250,000 public comments on the proposed rule. In November, the Solicitor of Labor indicated that the final rule will not be published at the end of 2015 or early 2016 as originally anticipated, but in late 2016.