New Overtime Rule Delayed

by Deborah Z Mark


Remember that proposed overtime salary number: $47,476.00?

Remember the date it was to take effect: December 1, 2016?

Never mind.

The proposed new overtime rule has been delayed six months.

What happened?

Last night, the House passed a GOP-backed bill to delay the controversial overtime rule from taking effect on December 1. Under the proposed rule, employees earning up to $47,476 per year ($913 per week) would be eligible for overtime pay. The current salary cutoff is $23,660 per year.

The Senate has not made a decision on the bill yet.

And President Obama has threatened to veto.

One opinion

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) blogged yesterday that the proposed new overtime rule would force employers to cut employee hours, reducing their pay. He believes that the rule should be delayed in order to give employers and employees time to adjust, as well as to allow the next president to put and end to regulations he (McCarthy) sees as “harmful”.

Opinions of business organizations

The National Federation of Independent Business and the National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) both think the current administration wants to do too much too fast, and  believe the Labor Department did not take into account the cost of living differences around the country.

Rob Green,Executive Director of NCCR, stated in a letter to the House this week that “Such a radical change is creating extraordinary challenges for employers around the country, including chain restaurants.”

While you wait

(Cue final Jeopardy music)

When (or if) the proposed overtime rule takes effect, rest assured that managestaff will keep you informed.


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