President Directs Secretary of Labor to Update Overtime Regulations

Last week, President Obama issued a Memorandum, “Modernizing Overtime Regulations,” to Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, directing the Secretary to update and modernize overtime protections for workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Specifically, the President directs the Secretary to “propose revisions to modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations. In doing so, you shall consider how the regulations could be revised to update existing protections consistent with the intent of the Act; address the changing nature of the workplace; and simplify the regulations to make them easier for both workers and businesses to understand and apply.”

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