If the federal Department of Labor (DOL) finalizes its proposed update to the overtime exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the increased cost to provider organizations delivering support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is estimated at $266,000 to $474,000 per organization. The DOL proposal affects the FLSA Overtime Exemption Rule for salaried exempt workers in managerial or professional positions who work more than 40 hours per week. The proposal would more than double the salary threshold at which workers are exempt from overtime requirements, from the current $23,660 per year to . . .
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