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Labor Department Shifts on Overtime, Opinion Letters

June 27, 2017, 2:49 PM

The Labor Department continued a steady change in policy direction June 27 when it asked the public to again weigh in on former President Barack Obama’s overtime rule and offered businesses and workers the chance to seek legal advice from federal wage enforcers.

The DOL sent a request for information on the overtime rule to the Office of Management and Budget, signaling that the department is ready to reconsider the pending regulation. The rule, which was expected to make some 4 million workers newly eligible for overtime pay, was put on hold by a federal judge last year.

The department ...