For the past year, employers and human resource professionals have been on the “look-out” for proposed changes to the overtime exemption regulations. The Department of Labor Secretary, Tom Perez, announced yesterday that the proposed rule on the changes was submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review. After this review, the proposed rule will be published for review and comments by the public. The proposed rule would update which workers are exempt from overtime and will increase the salary threshold needed to earn as an exempt employee. Employers looking to address the changes to overtime exemptions should make sure they have experienced employment law counsel to provide advice on the changes.