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May 1, 2024

DOL's OT Rule Doesn't Touch Trucker Exemption


Labor and employment attorney Phillip Schreiber was quoted in a Law360 article discussing a new overtime rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) increasing the salary threshold for overtime exemptions and expanding overtime eligibility to millions of executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer workers. However, the new directive does not apply to certain interstate commerce employees, such as specific truck drivers, who are covered by the motor carrier exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). As Mr. Schreiber explained, the DOL does not usually address this exemption.

"The motor carrier exemption is covered by a specific statutory exemption in the Fair Labor Standards Act, so the DOL has limited authority to address that exemption," he said.

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