Almost a year ago, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said the time was long overdue for a rewrite of the rules governing overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s executive, administrative and professional exemptions. Prepare to wait a little longer.
Testifying before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce March 18, Perez said the long-gestating revision would be released “in the coming months.”
So much for earlier predictions that the new rules would appear in March, and more recent speculation that they would be unveiled in April.
Perez attributed the delay to Department of Labor efforts to make sure its proposal was “informed by as many stakeholder views as possible.”