States Seek Emergency Stop to Federal Overtime Rule

Oct 14 2016 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley

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Employers should not stop preparations for the new federal overtime rule.

Yesterday, a group of states seeking to halt the Department of Labor’s (DOL) federal overtime rule sought an emergency injunction asking a federal court to stop the rule before its December 1 effective date.

As previously reported, 21 states have joined forces claiming that the DOL overstepped its authority in enacting the rule.

A lawsuit also was filed by business groups who are challenging the rule, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers and National Federation of Independent Businesses.

Employers take note: Until there is a court ruling stopping enforcement, the federal overtime rules will take effect on December 1, 2016.

Advance preparation is essential, and employers should not stop preparations.

Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content

Learn what you need to know to prepare for the new federal overtime rule when you join CalChamber’s employment law experts online on October 20 for the webinar on Complying with New Federal, State and Local Overtime and Minimum Wage Rules.

They’ll also cover California’s new minimum wage law’s scheduled increases and when they apply to which employers; local minimum wage ordinances; and the effect these changes have on minimum salary requirements for exempt employees.

In addition, What California Employers Need to Know About the New Federal Overtime Rule is now available for nonmembers to download. CalChamber members can also access this white paper on HRCalifornia.

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