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WHD Listening Session

Has anyone ever been to one of these? i.e. Would it be a waste of time to go.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has announced that in the upcoming weeks, it will hold public listening sessions to gather views on the Part 541 white collar exemption regulations, often referred to as the “Overtime Rule.”

Issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act, these regulations implement exemptions from the overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative, professional, and certain other employees. The Department plans to update the Overtime Rule, and is interested in hearing the views and ideas of participants on possible revisions to the regulations.

Listening sessions will be held in the following cities:

September 7, 2018, 10am-12pm
Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta
3315 Peachtree Rd NE- Trippe Room
Atlanta, GA

September 11, 2018, 10am-12pm
Jackson Federal Building
912 2nd Ave., Ste. 566
Seattle, WA

September 13, 2018, 10am-12pm
Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza
One E 45th St, -Ballroom A/B
Kansas City, MO

September 14, 2018, 10am-12pm
Remington Arms Room
DFC- Building 41
Denver, CO

September 24, 2018, 10am-12pm
Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin Street- Room 551A/B
Providence, RI

There is no fee to attend the listening sessions; however, registration is required. To register for one of the sessions above, click here.

For more information about the Overtime Rule, click here. For more information on the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other federal wage laws administered by the Wage and Hour Division, call the department’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243), or visit the agency’s website at http://dol.gov/whd .

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