The past week involved a flurry of activity from the federal agencies responsible for promulgating and enforcing employment and labor rules. Click below for more information:

  • DOL issued the final version of its new overtime rule, raising the minimum salary threshold required for “white collar” exemptions to $47,476 per year, effective December 1, 2016.
  • EEOC issued final rules on employer wellness programs. For more in-depth coverage of this issue, read our blog post here.
  • OSHA issued a new final rule modernizing data collection by requiring employers to electronically submit information about injuries and illness.

Employers that need assistance navigating these new rules should contact Foster Pepper’s Employment, Labor and Benefits group.