Workplace Word - Late but Not Forgotten: The DOL’s White-Collar Proposal


by Manuel H. Cairo

On May 5, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finally sent its proposed overtime rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, which comes nearly six months later than initially expected. Although late, Secretary Perez stated the rules are necessary to “help make sure that millions of workers are paid fairly for a long, hard day’s work.” The next step in this rule-making process is for the OMB to complete its review and the DOL to publish its proposal to give the public an opportunity to comment.

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