Final OT Rule PicThe final overtime rule amending the DOL’s regulations under the FLSA was published today in the Federal Register, which you can find here.  This isn’t new news, far from it, it is just the “official” residing place for the amendment and a very long 158 page story of how it came to be, the process, and the justification for it.  Some of you, like me, may find this interesting or useful. Others, not so much. Anyway, to save you some time, below is what you can find in the final rule’s 162 pages (note: the actual amendments are on pages 159-162). As you can see, a whopping 3 pages contain the larger-than-life amendments that are currently rocking the business world.

Table of Contents

I. Executive Summary

II. Background: (A) What the FLSA Provides; (B) Legislative History; (C) Regulatory History; (D) Overview of Existing Regulatory Requirements; (E) Presidential Memorandum; (F) The Department’s Proposal; and (G) Effective Date

III. Need for Rulemaking

IV. Final Regulatory Revisions: (A) Standard Salary Level; (B) Special Salary Tests; (C) Inclusion of Nondiscretionary Bonuses, Incentive Payments, and Commissions in the Salary Level Requirement; (D) Highly Compensated Employees; (E) Automatic Updates; and (F) Duties Requirements for Exemption

V. Paperwork Reduction Act

VI. Analysis Conducted in Accordance With Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

VII. Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

VIII. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Analysis

VIIIX. Executive Order 13132, Federalism

IX. Executive Order 13175, Indian Tribal Governments

XI. Effects on Families

XII. Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children

XIII. Environmental Impact Assessment

XIV. Executive Order 13211, Energy Supply

XV. Executive Order 12630, Constitutionally Protected Property Rights

XVI. Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform Analysis

Final Amendments to Regulatory Text

That’s it.  Enjoy the read.