The Department of Labor is again proposing to raise the exempt salary threshold level. During GovDocs’ 2023 Employment Law Trends webinar, the speakers did not expect this to have broad implications for larger employers, but Kevin Mosher, partner with Thompson Coe, indicated it was likely to affect retail and hospitality the most where shift managers may be earning less than $55,000. In these situations, employers should understand they do not necessarily need to raise salaries, but if they don’t do so, any exempt employee making less than the new threshold level would then be eligible for and need to be paid overtime. Again, this is if the proposed rule passes. Employers are advised to monitor potential changes and their impact on overtime eligibility.