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Wage and Hour Division - To promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the nation's workforce.


DOL's FairPay Overtime Initiative

Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao
Secretary's Video

FairPay: Overtime Security for the 21st Century WorkforceWelcome to the FairPay Web site. It's designed to help you understand the Department's new FairPay rules that strengthen overtime protections.

Under the new FairPay rules, workers earning less than $23,660 per year — or $455 per week — are guaranteed overtime protection. This will strengthen overtime rights for 6.7 million American workers, including 1.3 million low-wage workers who were denied overtime under the old rules.

Learn More About FairPay

The effective date of the regulations is August 23, 2004.

Click on any of the seminars below to learn more about the new "white collar" regulations. The seminar can be paused or forwarded just like a VCR or DVD. Click on the underlined words in the slides and script for links to the regulatory text, preamble, fact sheets and other related documents. For optimal viewing, set your screen size to 1024 X 768. You can also download this seminar for your own training event.

Online Training Seminars

DOL Video Seminar

Participate in the On-Line Seminar where DOL experts describe the new FairPay overtime rules. The video is enhanced with a synchronized transcript and slide presentation and is searchable by topic.

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Fact Sheets

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By Occupation

For more information, call our toll-free help line Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243) or TTY 1-877-889-5627.


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