Overtime rule set for December 1

Published in the November 2016 issue of Washington Update

Prior to the elections the House passed a bill (H.R. 6094) that would delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s overtime rule until the middle of next year. The Senate passed S. 3464 that would implement the rule over five years.

The overtime rule raises the threshold for employees who are exempt from overtime pay to $47,476 – more than double the current salary threshold of $23,660 – and is slated to take effect December 1.

With Congress just now returning from the elections, there is little time for Congress to pass the bill. The White House had issued a veto threat before the elections, if the bill comes to the President’s desk. 

UPDATE AS OF NOV. 23, 2016: 
Federal overtime rule temporarily halted

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