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New Overtime Rules Loom as Court Upholds Commercial Driver Exemption

A Labor Department plan to revise overtime rules could cost businesses hundreds of millions of dollars, claims industry trade group.

The U.S. Department of Labor is getting ready to issue new overtime regulations that may substantially increase the salary limit for exempt employees under the federal wage and hour law. One profession that will not be affected is commercial drivers, even in some cases when they don’t drive in interstate operations, due to a recent court decision.

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