On June 27, the department sent a formal request for information on the rule to the Office of Management and Budget.
Once OMB reviews the request and it’s published, the public will have a chance to submit comments on the rule, which would more than double the salary at which employees must be paid overtime—from $23,660 to about $47,500.
Earlier this month, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said he planned to seek more input on the rule, which was blocked by a federal judge in Texas before it was supposed to take effect on December 1, 2016.
Chamber of Commerce, and other like-minded organizations that challenged the DOL’s authority to double the salary limit that determines which workers should be eligible for overtime pay.
ASAE has emphasized that it is not against increasing the overtime salary threshold, but that creating a “one-size-fits-all” salary threshold for overtime eligibility across the country—inconsiderate of cost of living differences—would not be workable for many employers and, in fact, would harm many affected employees as well.