Overtime pay threshold, joint employer regulation updates coming in 2022

The federal government plans to propose updates to the threshold for overtime pay and joint employment regulations in the new year.

The Department of Labor said it will propose updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act white collar minimum wage and overtime exemption regulations in April. The news comes after the department confirmed in July that it was reviewing the exemption of executive administrative and professional employees from the act’s minimum wage and overtime requirements as part of its semiannual regulatory agenda

The DOL last updated the overtime threshold in 2019, when it increased from $23,660 to $35,568 — employees who make less than that amount are entitled to overtime. At the time, senior living organizations raised concerns that increased labor costs would challenge providers already contending with workforce shortages.

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