May 7, 2018, was the compliance deadline for restaurants and similar retail food establishments that are part of a chain with 20 or more locations to implement menu labeling requirements. Covered establishments must disclose the number of calories contained in standard items on menus and menu boards. Businesses also must provide upon request total calories, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, sugars, fiber and protein. They must display two statements, one indicating that this written information is available upon request and another indicating that 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, albeit calorie needs vary.
After commencing the rulemaking process in July 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor announced in its 2017 fall regulatory agenda that it may issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in October 2018 regarding overtime exemptions. Last year, a federal district court invalidated a Fair Labor Standards Act regulation that would have required employers to pay overtime to workers making less than the equivalent of $47,476 per year (up from the current $23,660). Meanwhile, bills introduced in both houses of Congress (H.R. 4505 and S. 2177) propose to legislate a $48,412 threshold.