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October 13, 2016

DOL Final Rule on White Collar Exemptions to Take Effect December 1

As previously reported in Spotlight, the U.S. Department of Labor’s new FLSA white-collar exemption regulations are scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016. Despite partisan efforts to pass legislation in Congress to repeal or delay the regulations and two separate federal lawsuits seeking to block the regulations, it appears there is no stopping the Final Rule.

The House of Representatives did pass H.R. 6094 in an attempt to delay the effective date to June 1, 2017, but a companion bill is stalled in the Senate. Even if a bill were to get to his desk, President Obama has promised to veto it. There is little chance that Congress could successfully override the veto. Consequently, employers on Non-Ag salary exempt employees should begin preparing now for the December 1 effective date.

For more information, contact Jason Resnick at (949) 885-2253.