Breaking News for Employers: DOL’s Changes to Overtime Pay Possibly Postponed
On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to postpone the implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime regulations.
The new regulations would double the exempt salary threshold for overtime workers from $23,660 to $47,476.
More than 20 states challenged the validity of the rule in federal court last week, alleging that the DOL abused its authority with its drastic increase of the salary threshold.
What does this mean for employers?
If approved by the Senate, immediate implementation will be delayed until June 1, 2017. Stay tuned to see what, if any, pay structures may be affected.
McGlinchey Stafford’s Labor and Employment team can help you review these issues or assist with compliance needs.