On December 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a new rule changing the salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476. The rule was promptly stayed by the courts.  The National Association of Home Builders took a very active role in challenging the rule in court.

President Trump’s Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, testified at his Senate confirmation hearing that he would prefer a more modest salary threshold than previously proposed, one that is potentially tied to the rate of inflation.

Last month the Department of Labor issued a request for information on the overtime rule. The National Association of Home Builders will submit comments on the rule, as it did last year when the Obama Administration was considering changing the rule.