Published: Thu, December 01, 2016
Business | By Patricia Jimenez

Get Started: Workers may get raises after overtime ruling


Earlier this year, NLBMDA met with the White House's Office of Management Budget (OMB) Office of Information of Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to point out that changes in the number of employees eligible for overtime pay failed to consider regional differences. The move was expected to increase wages and earnings for some 4.2 million workers, according to the DOL.

The overtime rule, which was scheduled to take effect December 1, was set to raise the salary threshold for overtime pay for most salaried workers from $23,660 to $47,476. "Plus, there could be quite a backlash from employees if employers flip-flop back and forth on this". "The effect being that many large employers are going to stick with what they were going to implement anyway", Hathaway said.

Ordering the employer to start paying overtime to someone he hired as exempt from overtime is tantamount to demanding he pay him more money for the same work (by keeping his schedule the same and paying overtime) or the same money for less work (by limiting the employee to 40 hours). The states claimed the DOL exceeded its authority by raising the salary threshold too high and providing automatic updates to the threshold without input from businesses that will be affected by it. In the near term, it is possible that DOL will appeal the decision, but it is anticipated that the incoming administration will take steps to have the rule withdrawn, said the SPI in its statement.

Webster says it's unclear what will happen with the overtime rule. "Today's preliminary injunction reinforces the importance of the rule of law and constitutional government".

The left-leaning Economic Policy Institute in a broader analysis estimated that about 46,000 workers in ME would be affected, either by qualifying for time-and-a-half pay for working over 40 hours in a week, having hours scaled back to 40 hours while making the same pay or getting a raise to put them above the income threshold. The Labor Department said it is considering all of its legal options in the aftermath of the ruling.

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Market Synergy claimed that the DOL's change of heart on fixed indexed annuities violated the Administrative Procedure Act, because the agency didn't give industry players proper notice or the ability to comment on the change.

President-elect Donald Trump, meanwhile, has promised to overturn numerous regulations issued by the President Barack Obama's administration, and Republicans in Congress have singled out the salary limit increase for particular criticism.

For restaurants that have already made changes in anticipation of the new rules, the restaurant association is advising them to visit with their attorneys to explore their options, she said. And, the plaintiff forecasts that more than 20,000 independent insurance agents could exit the marketplace if the rule change takes effect. "It's a consideration employers need to make".

"There hasn't been an adjustment in 12 years", Tranum said. The overtime regulations may also be subject to legislative action that, at a minimum, would alter the new regulations. "There are significant, perhaps more important, employee morale considerations in play here, since we had already met, prior to the injunction, with the groups of employees who were being reclassified".

"I would be candid", he said.

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