Overtime Redux: Here We Go Again!

2019 Employment Law & Legislative Conference

Repeated from Tuesday at 1:15 p.m.

In its 2018 fall regulatory agenda, the U.S. Department of Labor again delayed the target date for publication of a new proposal on the overtime exemptions. Originally scheduled for release in October 2018, we now will not see the proposal before March 2018. In this session, former DOL Wage & Hour Administrator, Tammy McCutchen, will provide participates with a full briefing on the current status of the overtime regulations and litigation. Ms. McCutchen is the primary author of the 2004 revisions to the overtime regulations and has been advocating for employers on these revisions since the DOL first published its original proposal in 2015 to increase the minimum salary level for exemption to $50,000 annually. Representing leading business associations, she prepared comments to DOL on the 2015 proposed rule; was on the litigation team that obtained the permanent injunction of the 2016 Final Rule; submitted comments on DOL’s 2017 request for information; and attended the 2018 listening session held in Washington, D.C. Participants will have the opportunity to express their views on any new proposal, through polling and interactive discussion, which will be shared with DOL (in the aggregate and without identifying any employer) as they consider the rule. Ms. McCutchen also will review other significant developments from DOL’s Wage and Hour Division over the last year. Take this opportunity to ensure DOL knows your views on the overtime regulations!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Tammy McCutchen


Tammy McCutchen is a principal in Littler Mendelson’s Washington D.C. office and also VP & Managing Director for ComplianceHR. She is a leading authority on federal and state wage-hour laws. Previously, McCutchen served as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division where she was the primary architect of the 2004 revisions to the Part 541 overtime regulations.  McCutchen was on the litigation team that obtained the injunction of the 2016 Final Rule which would have increased the minimum salary level for exemption to nearly $48,000.  She is a graduate of Western Illinois University and Northwestern University School of Law, and clerked for Judge Manion on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Room: Congressional A
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