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AAU, Higher Education Community Request Stakeholder Meetings on Anticipated Rulemaking on FLSA Overtime Regulations

AAU joined 14 other higher education organizations in sending a letter to Jessica Looman, Acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, at the Department of Labor requesting that the Department hold stakeholder meetings prior to the development and issuance of its anticipated proposed rulemaking on “white collar” exemptions to the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The letter notes, “The higher education community believes DOL is obligated to update the regulations governing the EAP exemptions every five to nine years as it did prior to 1975 and that these updates should include appropriate increases to the minimum salary threshold.” The letter also states, “Given higher education’s significant participation with DOL and OMB in the previous overtime rulemakings and our new challenges to address pandemic-related workforce structure changes under a new minimum salary threshold, we encourage DOL to hold stakeholder meetings prior to releasing the anticipated overtime NPRM.”

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