Monthly Archives: March 2019

United States DOL Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking To Update FLSA Regular Rate Regulations

The United States Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on March 28, 2019 regarding the regular rate of pay requirements under Section 7(e) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The Proposed Rule will be published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2019.   The Proposed Rule seeks to clarify and update the “regular rate” determination requirements for the first time in over 50 years.  When the FLSA was promulgated over 50 years ago, typical compensation consisted predominantly of traditional wages; paid time off for holidays and vacations; and contributions to basic medical, life insurance, and disability benefits plans.  Since then, the perks and benefits offered by employers have greatly changed.