Archive for the ‘Overtime’ Category

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Court Blocks Federal Overtime Rule

Yesterday afternoon, a federal court in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing the new federal overtime rule which was set to take effect on December 1, 2016. The federal overtime rule has been controversial, as it more than doubled the current federal salary level that must be […]

23 Nov 16 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

States Seek Emergency Stop to 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 […]

14 Oct 16 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Ready or Not, Here It Comes: December 1 Federal Overtime Rule

Until recently, most California employers only needed to adjust their payroll systems and overtime rates when California’s minimum wage rates increased. But that’s all changing. Employers must now consider federal and local wage requirements in addition to California’s minimum wage rates — all of which gradually increase over time. Effective December 1, 2016, the new […]

10 Oct 16 - Overtime - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

States and Businesses Sue to Halt Federal Overtime Rule

This week, 21 states and a coalition of more than 50 business groups filed separate lawsuits challenging the new Department of Labor (DOL) federal overtime rule. The federal overtime rule is scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. It changes the salary level that must be met before an executive, professional or administrative employee […]

21 Sep 16 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New Federal Overtime Rule White Paper

The U.S. Department of Labor’s highly anticipated federal overtime rule will become effective on December 1, 2016. The new federal salary threshold for certain key exemptions will be higher than California’s minimum annual salary threshold which means that federal overtime law now matters to California employers. California employers will need to prepare for the December […]

13 Sep 16 - Overtime - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »