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Legislation To Delay Overtime Rule Passed By The House Of Representatives

The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday voted 246 to 177, largely along party lines, in favor of legislation which would delay the rule’s effective date by six months, from December 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017.  Prior to the anticipated late night vote on the bill in the House, Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) introduced the legislation in the Senate, requesting “delay of this rule to give the economy more time to prepare for it.”  In a statement, the White House promised to veto the bill, claiming the “real goal” of the bill was to “delay and then deny overtime pay to workers.”

Given that the legislation does not appear to have sufficient votes to override President Obama’s likely veto, employers should prepare for the changes to the exemptions to ensure they are compliant by December 1, 2016.

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Roberto Concepción Jr., Jackson Lewis, employment discrimination attorney, wage and hour disputes lawyer

Roberto Concepcion, Jr., is an Associate in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents employers in a wide range of employment law matters, including employment discrimination and wage and hour disputes.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Concepción represented employees and employers in all aspects of workplace law. Mr. Concepción was also previously an Associate Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF (formerly Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund) where he worked on civil rights impact litigation, including a...