On Monday, March 14, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) sent its final rule revising the white collar overtime exemption regulations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

The OMB’s review is the final step in the regulatory process before the revised regulations are published in the Federal Register. Although the OMB has 90 days to review the revised regulations, it typically takes the OMB less time to review regulations and publish them. Thus, a final rule regarding the white collar overtime exemption regulations could be published as early as this spring, about 3-4 months before employers most recently were led to believe.

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