UPDATE: House delays new overtime rule
On September 28, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to delay the U.S. Department of Labor’s rule raising the threshold for exemption to overtime pay by an additional six months . The rule, which is set to take effect December 1, 2016, would raise the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s white collar exemption to $47,476 per year, more than double the current threshold of $23,660.
While the House passed legislation postponing implementation of the new FLSA exemption rules, it still must be passed by the Senate and signed by the President to become effective. Due to the upcoming election, it is unlikely that the senate will meet prior to December 1.
Guest Author Heather Ptasznik is counseling her clients to prepare for the changes. You can read her initial blog on this topic here.