Small Business Overtime Rule Roundtable, Sept 8, 2017

SBA Advocacy Roundtable on Department of Labor’s Request for Information (RFI) on Overtime Regulations

Friday, September 8th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (EST)

U.S. Small Business Administration

409 Third Street SW

Washington, DC 20416

Eisenhower (Concourse Level) Conference Room

A teleconference option is also available. 

Dear Small Business Representatives:

The Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration invites you to a Small Business Roundtable to discuss the Department of Labor’s Request for Information (RFI) on Overtime Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • To attend in person: RSVP by reply e-mail if you plan to attend the meeting to: or call at 202-619-0312. Please RSVP as soon as possible, as space is extremely limited.
  • To participate by teleconference, register at this link:
  • You will receive an e-mail with the dial-in numbers and a personalized access code.

Representatives from DOL have been invited to discuss the RFI. Please note that during the roundtable we will not be seeking any collective consensus on the RFI and any comments made during this roundtable will not be considered official comments in this rulemaking process.

Background: In May 2016, DOL finalized a rule that changed the salary threshold for the “white collar” exemption to overtime pay under the FLSA, from $23,660 to $47,476. In November 2016, the rule was enjoined by a federal court before it became effective. DOL seeks to reform its Overtime Regulations, and is seeking feedback in its RFI on items such as the appropriate threshold for the “white collar” exemption. Comments on the RFI are due on September 25, 2017.

Roundtable meetings are open to all interested persons, with the exception of the press, in order to facilitate an open and frank discussion about small business-related issues. Agendas and presentations are available to all, including the press. Anyone who would like to receive roundtable agendas or presentations, or be included in the regular distribution, should forward such requests to The purpose of these roundtable meetings is to exchange opinions, facts, and information and to obtain the attendees’ individual views and opinions regarding small business concerns. The meetings are not intended to communicate or achieve any consensus positions of the attendees. Please note that this meeting will be recorded.

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