The Final Overtime Law signed by President Obama and Secretary Perez on May 18 will not be implemented December 1, 2016 as scheduled. U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant granted an Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction on November 22.
The main feature of the rule was to double the maximum annual salary allowed for a worker’s overtime pay eligibility. Please note that this does not mean the rule is a dead deal, so stay tuned for any changes to ensure your company follows the latest requirements.
Statement from the Department of Labor:
The Department strongly disagrees with the decision by the court, which has the effect of delaying a fair day’s pay for a long day’s work for millions of hardworking Americans. The Department’s Overtime Final Rule is the result of a comprehensive, inclusive rule-making process, and we remain confident in the legality of all aspects of the rule. We are currently considering all of our legal options.
Department of Labor
For details and official information, please visit the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) section of the United States Department of Labor website.
Please see our previous articles for further reference:
U.S. Department of Labor Unveils New Overtime Law by MicroAccounting
published May 18, 2016
DOL proposes OT exemption changes; Sage HRMS can help you prepare by Julie Lewis
published July 8, 2015; edited May 18, 2016
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