OT Listening Sessions

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is hosting a series of listening sessions to hear the public’s feedback on the current overtime regulations and the potential impact from any changes to those regulations.

Overtime regulations and the appropriate salary level above which the overtime exemption may apply that are built into those regulations must be reviewed from time to time to ensure that their relevance is maintained. Overtime requirements protect workers and help employers retain workers. This benefits workers and their employers, their communities, and our nation’s economy.

How to Participate

Hosting these listening sessions in a virtual format will allow us to provide a more accessible, expansive opportunity for engagement from stakeholders across the country. While we anticipate questions and discussions about the salary level above which the overtime exemption may apply, the duties test, and workplace and flexibility issues, we want the topics of the listening session to be guided by you.

Listening Sessions for Workers and Advocates
Date Time Overtime Listening Sessions for Workers and Advocates
4/27/2022 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EDT Northeast Workers and Advocates
CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, PR, RI, VT, VI, VA, and WV
5/05/2022 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EDT Southeast Workers and Advocates
AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN
5/11/2022 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT Midwest Workers and Advocates
IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, and WI
5/25/2022 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT Southwest Workers and Advocates
AR, CO, LA, MT, NM, ND, OK, SD, TX, UT, and WY
5/31/2022 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT West Workers and Advocates
AK, AS, AZ, CM, CA, GU, HI, ID, NV, OR, and WA

 

Listening Sessions for Employers
Date Time Overtime Listening Sessions for Employers
5/13/2022 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT Northeast Employers
CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, PR, RI, VT, VI, VA, and WV
5/17/2022 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT Southeast Employers
AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN
5/20/2022 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT Midwest Employers
IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, and WI
5/27/2022 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT Southwest Employers
AR, CO, LA, MT, NM, ND, OK, SD, TX, UT, and WY
6/03/2022 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT West Employers
AK, AS, AZ, CM, CA, GU, HI, ID, NV, OR, and WA

 

Working with You

These listening sessions are just one part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our outreach strategies, improve our resources for workers and employers, and strengthen our relationships with stakeholders. You can help us share our message and resources with essential workers in your communities by: