As we have reported over the last couple of months, there have been recent attempts by business groups and states to block the U.S. DOL’s new overtime exemption rule from taking effect on December 1, 2016. Despite these efforts, no court has yet to issue any ruling. With just 30 days to go, employers should not pin all of their hopes on a last minute reprieve from the new minimum salary threshold requirement. Instead, employers must continue to prepare to comply with the new rule. With states having various state notification requirements, please keep in mind that a change in classification may require advance notice to employees before December 1. Employers should consult their applicable state laws and plan accordingly.
We will continue to provide updates on this pressing issue.