US DOL publishing an “RFI”

On July 25th, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") announced that it will be publishing a Request for Information ("RFI"), defining and delimiting the exemptions for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer employees. The RFI will allow for the public to provide information that will help the DOL revise the current overtime exemption regulations.

The RFI includes questions related to the salary level test, the duties test, inclusion of non-discretionary bonuses and incentive payments. the salary test for highly compensated employees, and the possibility of automatic updating of the salary level tests.

The comment period for the RFI ends on September 25, 2017.  Please see the DOL website for more information.