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New overtime law goes into effect December 1, affecting millions of workers

23 Noviembre 2016

As a result of Tuesday's ruling, overtime changes set to take effect December 1 are now unlikely be in play before vast power shifts to a Donald Trump administration, which has spoken out against Obama-backed government regulation and generally aligns with the business groups that stridently opposed the overtime rule.

The regulation would shrink the so-called "white collar exemption" and more than double the salary threshold under which employers must pay overtime to their workers.

The White House estimates that the rule change will raise pay by $1.2 billion a year over the next decade.

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If you're now working in a salaried position making less than $47,476 per year, listen up.

1, an estimated 4.2 million salaried workers in the U.S., including 40,000 in MS, will no longer be exempt from U.S. Department of Labor overtime regulations.

Despite their titles, they have complained in lawsuits against such chains as Chipotle and Dollar General that they spend most of 50- or 60-hour workweeks staffing cash registers, mopping floors, or performing other tasks typical of regular employees.

Is it clear whether an employee is exempt or non-exempt under the rules?

Laxalt said the rule would burden private and public sectors. Even if it passes, the president has said he will veto it.

"Workers now exempt are those who are paid on a salary basis, earn at least $455 per week, and are employed in a bona fide executive, administrative or professional capacity", said the US Department of Labour blog.

With the new rule, the salary threshold will be updated every three years starting in 2020, according to the agency.

The deadline for employers to comply with the new overtime rule is fast approaching.

"All", Long said, "were simply converted to non-exempt status and, now, can get overtime if they work over 40 hours a week".

The new rule will impact small businesses, which may not be able to pay higher salaries, the most, Hart said. "However, they really do not know the details of the change".

The retail federation warns that numerous affected workers will have their hours reduced to below 40 hours a week.

And unlike laws that make exceptions for small businesses, this new regulation is not dependent upon your company's size. Others might receive overtime pay but would have their base wages reduced so their overall income would remain the same.

"So all of those people, assuming they meet one of those tests, will now also have to meet this new salary test", Jacobsen said.

While the new rules benefit employees, it can be economically challenging for businesses. But she said she'd have to reduce end-of-year bonuses she frequently pays to offset the cost. You won't earn any overtime, but you will get a pay bump to compensate.

Your employer can pay you overtime. "This is extremely frustrating for me".

New overtime law goes into effect December 1, affecting millions of workers