Employment Principals Kirshenbaum and Creasy Examine the Impact of DOL's Revised Overtime Rules on the Hospitality Industry for Law360 on Aug. 12
In the article, "DOL Overtime Rule Will Hit Hospitality Employers Hard," Employment Principals Andrea M. Kirshenbaum and Darren M. Creasy examine how the DOL's various proposed changes to its regulations on the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) white-collar exemptions are expected to impact the hospitality industry, including hotels, resorts, and restaurants.
The authors explain:
"The most significant proposed change would more than double the required salary amount required for white-collar workers to qualify as exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements (from $455 per week to $970 per week, that is, from $23,660 per year to $50,440 per year). By the DOL’s own estimate, 'Workers will get roughly $1.2 billion to $1.3 billion in additional wages [annually] as a result of this rule.' The proposed changes, should they or something substantially similar be contained in the DOL’s final rule, will have a wide-ranging impact on all workers and businesses, particularly those in the hospitality industry."