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The Wait is (Almost) Over: New Overtime Regulations Announced

Since March of 2014, HR Legalist has been tracking a big change to the federal overtime rules.  When the preliminary rule was announced last July, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) made it clear that the exemption rules would be significantly narrowed — meaning that millions more employees would be entitled to time-and-a-half overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 per week.  After over 280,000 comments from interested parties (including many concerned employers), the White House unveiled the new rule last night with a video and blog post. Continue Reading