On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the Department of Labor’s final rule updating overtime regulations, to the disappointment of many employers. The new rule, which will automatically provide overtime pay protections to over four million workers within its first year of implementation, goes into effect on December 1, 2016.
The Department published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register on July 6, 2015 (80 FR 38515) and invited interested parties to submit written comments on the proposed rule at www.regulations.gov by September 4, 2015. The Department received over 270,000 comments in response to the NPRM from a variety of interested stakeholders. The feedback the Department received helped shape the Final Rule. Continue reading