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Attorneys React To DOL's Final Overtime Exemption Rule

May 18, 2016 / Media Coverage

The U.S. Labor Department on Wednesday issued the final version of the overtime exemption rule raising the minimum salary threshold to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's white collar exemption. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the new rule is significant.

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Rachel Bien, Outten & Golden LLP

“In the long term, this overtime change will eliminate costly, time-consuming disputes and litigation. In the near term, it will clarify the process of classifying workers for employers. It will be much easier for employers to determine who is exempt from overtime pay and who should be paid those wages.”

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