Posts Tagged ‘ overtime rule ’

Obama-Era Overtime Rule Struck Down by Court

Sep 6th, 2017

A federal judge in Texas struck down the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule on August 31, months after issuing a preliminary injunction. An estimated 4.2 million workers are affected by the ruling. The overtime rule would have doubled the salary level under which employees qualify for overtime pay from $455 per week ($23,360 […]

Federal Court Blocks Overtime Rule

Nov 23rd, 2016

A  federal judge recently issued a preliminary injunction stopping the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Overtime Rule from taking effect nationwide on December 1. The injunction means that the rule won’t go into effect until the case is resolved or the injunction is lifted by the judge. The DOL will likely appeal the injunction. “We strongly […]

House Votes to Delay Overtime Rule

Sep 29th, 2016

Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act (H.R. 6094), which would delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new Overtime Rule for six months. However,  the Obama administration issued a statement on Tuesday threatening to veto the bill. If compromise legislation is not enacted after Congress […]

Overtime Bill Would Help Business Owners and Workers

Jul 14th, 2016

Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., recently introduced a bill that could help small businesses cope with the U.S. Department of Labor’s recent doubling of the overtime pay threshold by phasing in the increases over three years. The proposal would also remove a provision that indexes wage increases to inflation. “The nation’s home builders applaud Rep. Schrader for sponsoring this important bill that represents a balanced […]

Industry Groups Say Overtime Rule Will Hurt More than Help

May 18th, 2016

A few industry associations are speaking out in response to the final rule announced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regarding overtime pay. The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) for one says it will dramatically increase the number of employees eligible for overtime pay. As part of the final rule, the […]

Proposed Bill Delays New Overtime Pay Regulation

Mar 21st, 2016

Industry associations are cheering on introduction of a bill that would delay the implementation of the federal government’s mandatory overtime pay regulation. Introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act requires the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to conduct a comprehensive economic analysis on the […]

Changes in Overtime Pay Rules: Should You Be Worried?

Sep 8th, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule, which would raise the threshold under which most salaried workers are guaranteed overtime pay from $23,660 a year to $50,440 a year in 2016, is grabbing the attention of the door and window industry. If the rule is enacted, it could turn many salaried workers who are currently […]