H.R. 5813 Proposes More Gradual Salary Increases for FLSA Exemption

08.29.2016

As all HR professionals are aware, the Department of Labor has made dramatic changes to the FLSA that are due to take effect on December 1, 2016.  A part of these changes are rapid annual increases in the salary threshold required for an employee to be an exempt employee. 

Recently, a bill was introduced in the House of Representatives called H.R. 5813, the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act.  The bill proposes a salary threshold of $35,984 beginning December 1, 2016, followed by more gradual annual increases. 

To offer feedback or your support of H.R. 5813, please visit the SHRM Policy Action Center at advocacy.shrm.org