There may be hope for employers who are having difficulty preparing for the upcoming mandatory new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overtime Rule compliance. The House of Representatives passed a bill Sept. 28 that would give employers a 6-month compliance delay. That same day, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., introduced a bill in the Senate to delay the rule.
As it stands, employers must complete their job description audits before Dec. 1, 2016, to determine which positions are exempt and non-exempt from the overtime rule and adjust pay bands accordingly, so they can implement wage and salary adjustments effective Dec. 1, 2016.
If enacted, employers would have until June 1, 2017, to comply.
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