News Release

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

WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division will host a public listening session in Washington, D.C., to gather views on the Part 541 white-collar exemption regulations, often known as the "Overtime Rule," on October 17, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT.

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.

Public Listening Session on the Part 541 White-Collar Exemption Regulations

U.S. Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
(Enter at the 3rd and C Street NW entrance)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT

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
October 2, 2018
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Contact: Edwin Nieves
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