On Monday, October 30, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") announced plans "to undertake new rulemaking with regard to overtime." As discussed in our Annual Seminar, the DOL published a Request for Information ("RFI") seeking comment on a new overtime rule on July 26, 2017. The RFI sought feedback from interested stakeholders on the salary level amount, "the duties test, inclusion of non-discretionary bonuses and incentive payments to satisfy a portion of the salary level, the salary test for highly compensated employees, and automatic updating of the salary level tests." Based on the DOL's announcement last week, we fully expect the DOL to issue a proposed rule and a final rule in 2018. As discussed in our annual seminar, we expect that the current salary level for exempt status ($23,660) will increase to a salary level in the low $30,000 range.