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News Release

U.S. Department of Labor to Host Listening Sessions About Proposed Overtime Rule

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division announced today 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, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta, 3315
Peachtree Rd NE – Trippe Room
Atlanta, GA

September 11, 2018, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Jackson Federal Building
912 2nd Ave., Ste 566
Seattle, WA

September 13, 2018, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza
One E 45th St. – Ballroom A/B
Kansas City, MO

September 14, 2018, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Remington Arms Room
DFC – Building 41
Denver, CO

September 24, 2018, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Rhode Island Convention Center
1Sabin 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

Wage and Hour Division
August 27, 2018
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Media Contact: Megan Sweeney
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