On August 30, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require overtime pay for most salaried workers earning less than $55,068 per year ($1,059 per week), a 55% increase from the current threshold of $35,568 for mandatory overtime pay. The proposed rule would also automatically update this threshold every three years with increases that are tied to the 35th percentile of weekly earnings of full-time non hourly workers in the lowest-wage Census Region (currently the South).
With DOL’s announcement, NLBMDA is gathering information regarding the impact that potential changes to the overtime rule could have on employers and their employees. NLBMDA respectfully requests that members complete the survey below, which will be used to directly support advocacy efforts. Please complete the survey by Friday, October 3.