Updating the White Collar Exemptions: A Call For Bold Action, But At What Cost?


This article was originally published in the The Daily Record on April 7, 2015.

Sometime in the spring…in the northern hemisphere.

That was the answer federal Labor Secretary Thomas Perez gave when asked about the timing of his department’s proposal for updating the overtime exemption rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Given the announced timeline for the U.S. Department of Labor to issue the still-outstanding Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was originally November 2014, and then February 2015, such a broad response, while amusing, was not surprising. Continue reading