New Overtime Rule Delayed Until ‘Late 2016’

The Obama administration’s plan to thrust millions of salaried workers into the non-exempt status that entitles them to overtime pay has been delayed until late 2016, according to Solicitor of Labor Patricia Smith. Speaking at the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Conference in Philadelphia this week, Smith elicited gasps from the audience when she […]

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California Protects NFL Cheerleaders’ Wage and Overtime Rights

The San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL) reportedly pay their cheerleaders $75 per game and nothing for rehearsal time, but that will stop in January when a new California law will force teams to adhere to state and federal labor laws regarding minimum wage and overtime. Already, four teams have lost court […]

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DOL Receives Some 25,000 Public Comments on Proposed Overtime Rule

Public commentary on the  proposed new overtime rule closed the Friday before Labor Day, but not before some 25,000 comments were received by the Department of Labor (DOL). The rule would raise the minimum salary necessary to be exempt from being paid overtime on an hourly basis from $455 a week to $970 a week, […]

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Public Commentary on Overtime Rule Ends Tomorrow. Period.

According to David Weil, administrator of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DOL), the public commentary period on the agency’s proposed overtime exemption rule will not be extended and will close tomorrow, Sept. 4. In a letter to Congress, Weil noted that “a comment period of this length . . […]

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D.C. Circuit Court Restores DOL Home Health Care Worker Rule

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, long a nemesis of the Obama Administration, on Friday reversed a federal judge’s ruling that the Department of Labor (DOL) had overstepped its authority by extending minimum wage and overtime provisions to home health care workers. As a result, the rule is now in effect and will in turn […]

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DOL Sends Proposed Overtime Rules to OMB

In a blog post yesterday, Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Tom Perez announced he has sent his agency’s proposed revamp of the nation’s overtime rules to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Perez gave no details but noted: “The rules governing who is eligible for overtime have eroded over the years. As […]

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