News Release

U.S. Department of Labor to Host Listening Session About Proposed Overtime Rule in Providence, Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – On September 24, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor will hold a public listening session in Providence, Rhode Island, 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 is working on a proposal to update the Overtime Rule, and is interested in hearing the views and ideas of participants on possible revisions to the regulations.

Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin Street – Room 551A/B
Providence, Rhode Island  02903

There is no fee to attend the listening session; however, registration is required. To register, 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
September 17, 2018
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Contact: Ted Fitzgerald
Contact: James C. Lally
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