Insurance claim adjusters still are exempt from federal overtime requirements, under the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division’s final version of the controversial changes to the white-collar exemption regulations.

As requested by the American Association of Independent Claims Professionals (AAICP), an association of independent adjusting companies, the Labor Department specifically noted in the new regulations that claim adjusters generally are exempt from overtime pay requirements, regardless of what kind of company employs them, an insurance company or an independent. The new regulations also make some adjustments to exempt salary requirements that may affect claim adjusters, including raising the minimum exempt salary and creating a new pseudo-presumption of exempt status for higher wage-earners.

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