On November 22nd, businesses suddenly suffered a whiplash as a Federal judge ruled the imminent overtime regulations to be illegal. Coming just four business days before the new regulations take effect on December 1st, organizations everywhere are scrambling to understand the implications.
Our monthly roundup features several articles to help you make sense of the current situation and plan a way forward.
Via TLNT. A federal district court judge issued an order Tuesday temporarily stopping new rules on overtime pay from taking effect. Get the details here.
Via Forbes. The judge who blocked the Dec. 1 rollout of Obama’s overtime rule included conflicting statements in his ruling, which the government might exploit to gain the rule a reprieve. So will the judge’s order stick or not?
Via SHRM. Whether the December 1 overtime rule takes effect or not, employers now have the opportunity to address the underlying problem: Why are employees working overtime to begin with?
Via HR Morning. The overtime law may be in limbo, but it’s best to be prepared for its implementation. Here’s a DOL insider’s advice to employers.
Via Central Penn Business Journal. If the overtime rule goes into effect, how will it impact your company’s culture and productivity? Here are some effects to be ready for.
Via HRUSA. Employers should exercise great caution in considering any voluntary payments as an offset for the wages required by federal or state law.