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DOL/WHD RIN: 1235-AA11 Publication ID: Fall 2014 
Title: Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees 

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) section 13(a)(1) provides a minimum wage and overtime exemption for any employee employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, professional capacity, or in the capacity of an outside salesperson. President Barack Obama issued a memorandum to the Secretary of Labor on March 13, 2014, directing the Secretary to modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations for executive, administrative, and professional employees. The Department of Labor last updated these regulations in 2004.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 541   
Legal Authority: 29 USC 213(a)(1) (Fair Labor Standards Act)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Mary Ziegler
Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy, Wage and Hour (WHD)
Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S-3502, FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-0406
Fax:202 693-1387