Old OT Rule Method Would Burden Cos. In Low-Wage States
In May 2016 the U.S. Department of Labor enacted a salary threshold for the white collar Fair Labor Standards Act overtime exemption of $913 per week or $47,476 per year, with automatic increases every three years. This regulation would have prevented employees earning less than $47,476 per year from being exempt from the overtime provisions of the FLSA, regardless of their job duties.
The regulation was challenged in federal court and eventually overturned.