Businesses Get Good News in Trump Administration Wage Plans

May 22, 2019, 5:12 PM

The Labor Department is quietly starting work on three previously unannounced regulations that are all designed to update wage laws—almost certainly to employers’ advantage.

The proposed rules are buried in the Trump administration’s long-term action plan that supplements the May 22 regulatory agenda. They address areas of the Fair Labor Standards Act that management and business advocates have recommended the DOL take up to provide further clarity.

Potentially the most significant of the trio is a proposal to update an overtime pay exemption for certain retail and service employees who are paid a commission. The move could expand the ...

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