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As previously discussed, in recent amendments to its overtime regulations, New Jersey had inadvertently eliminated the exemption for sales employees paid on commission, which closely tracked an exemption in Section 7(i) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (sometimes known as the "inside sales" exemption).
After Littler assisted in drawing attention to this issue, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development published on November 21, 2011, a proposed amendment to its regulations designed to restore the exemption. A public hearing on the proposed amendment is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13, 2011, and written comments are due by January 20, 2012. Final regulations, then, could issue as early as February.
To learn more about the proposed amendment and its implications for employers, please continue reading Littler's ASAP, New Jersey Issues Proposed Regulations to Restore Its Exemption for Commissioned Sales Employees, by Tammy McCutchen.