New Overtime Regulations May Be Arriving Sooner, Not Later

May 5, 2016

Based upon rumors from informed sources and other indicators, it appears that the DOL is priming the roll-out of the new overtime pay exemption regulations for as early as May 16. For various reasons, not the least significant of which being the Administration’s desire to insulate the new regulations from a possible congressional override per the Congressional Review Act, the conventional wisdom is strongly favoring a mid-May roll-out. If this holds true, the likely effective date will be around July 15, 2016.

Employers should be assessing their options and planning for the change. Under the new regulations, it is anticipated that 4 to 5 million employees will lose their exempt status and become eligible for overtime pay.

The attorneys in Dykema’s Labor and Employment Group are available to assist clients in this process, both as the roll-out approaches and as the effective date nears. Dykema will also be holding in-person seminars in Michigan, Texas, Illinois and California shortly after the regulations are finally published, and we will be providing clients with other resources regarding the terms of those regulations, their impact, and how employers may conform to them.

If you have any questions, please contact Rob Boonin at or (313) 568-6707, or your Dykema relationship attorney.

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