DOL Will Revisit Overtime Threshold

As expected, the Department of Labor (DOL) last week dropped its defense of the Obama administration’s overtime rule, but indicated it will defend the agency’s right to set a salary threshold on who qualifies for overtime pay in the future. The overtime rule finalized by DOL last year would have doubled (to $47,476) the salary… Read more »

Labor Department Moves to Revise Overtime Rule

The Labor Department signaled this week that it may move to scale back the Obama-era rule expanding overtime eligibility that has been on hold for months. The department on Tuesday sent a formal Request for Information on the rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Once OMB reviews the request and it’s published,… Read more »

Concern Growing About DOE Loan Forgiveness

Concern is growing that the Department of Education may retroactively refuse to honor loan forgiveness as part of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF) to participants who are employed by certain nonprofit organizations. In December of 2016 the American Bar Association filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education to stop the Department’s retroactive… Read more »

Trump’s Labor Nominee Grilled on Overtime Rule

President Trump’s nominee to head the Labor Department, Alexander Acosta, suggested in a Senate confirmation hearing yesterday that he would not support the overtime rule put out last year under the Obama administration. Acosta told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that, if confirmed, he would follow Trump’s instructions that Cabinet members review… Read more »