Department Of Labor Proposed Overtime Changes The United States Department of Labor has released its proposal to significantly change the laws governing certain “white collar” workers who are exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay. It is critical for all employers to be familiar with the proposed changes as it may significantly impact wages and overtime pay. Click here to read the proposed changes. The public comment session regarding these proposed changes is open until midnight on September 4. All comments must be submitted to the DOL in writing. Click here for instructions on how to submit your comments.