A Department of Labor (DOL) final rule is set to increase the salary threshold for the “white collar overtime exemptions" to $47,476 per year. Recent challenges to the rule have left some questioning whether it will take effect on Dec. 1, 2016, as scheduled.
A coalition of 21 states and a number of business groups have filed lawsuits challenging the rule. A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 16, 2016, to determine if an injunction will be issued. Unless the bill is passed into law or a court orders a delay, the DOL’s overtime rule will take effect on Dec. 1.
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