[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 52 (Tuesday, March 18, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 15209-15212]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06138]

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Vol. 79


No. 52

March 18, 2014

Part II

The President


Memorandum of March 13, 2014--Updating and Modernizing Overtime 

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                Memorandum of March 13, 2014

Updating and Modernizing Overtime Regulations

                Memorandum for the Secretary of Labor

                The Fair Labor Standards Act (the ``Act''), 29 U.S.C. 
                201 et seq., provides basic rights and wage protections 
                for American workers, including Federal minimum wage 
                and overtime requirements. Most workers covered under 
                the Act must receive overtime pay of at least 1.5 times 
                their regular pay rate for hours worked in excess of 40 
                hours per week.

                However, regulations regarding exemptions from the 
                Act's overtime requirement, particularly for executive, 
                administrative, and professional employees (often 
                referred to as ``white collar'' exemptions) have not 
                kept up with our modern economy. Because these 
                regulations are outdated, millions of Americans lack 
                the protections of overtime and even the right to the 
                minimum wage.

                Therefore, I hereby direct you to propose revisions to 
                modernize and streamline the existing overtime 
                regulations. In doing so, you shall consider how the 
                regulations could be revised to update existing 
                protections consistent with the intent of the Act; 
                address the changing nature of the workplace; and 
                simplify the regulations to make them easier for both 
                workers and businesses to understand and apply.

                This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.

                Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to impair 
                or otherwise affect the authority granted by law to a 
                department or agency, or the head thereof.

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                You are hereby authorized and directed to publish this 
                memorandum in the Federal Register.
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, March 13, 2014.

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