Proposed overtime exemption change hurts mortgage loan originators

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"Loan officers" in the residential mortgage banking industry do not qualify under the administrative exemption as exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the fair labor standards act (FLSA), according to an "Administrator’s Interpretation" issued on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (DOL).

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Overtime for Commissioned Employees in the Financial Industry. By Michael L. Fortney. Contents. Overview of Overtime for Commissioned Financial Industry Employees; Are commissioned mortgage loan officers entitled to overtime pay? Are there Other Exemptions that Apply to Mortgage Employees? Do loan officers fall under the administrative exemption?

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2010 guidance that stated that most mortgage loan officers are not exempt from minimum wage and overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), leaving the financial services industry unsure of how to classify their mortgage loan officers.

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Mortgage lenders had relied on previous guidance that those originators were exempt, but then had to analyze their originators’ duties to determine whether recharacterization of the originators as exempt or nonexempt was necessary. Paying overtime compensation to mortgage loan originators can be a complex and difficult task.

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