The battle over the new overtime rules set to take effect on December 1 is still raging on. In addition to the court case by 21 states, the House of Representatives has now entered the battle. With a 246-177 vote on September 28, the House passed a measure that would delay the implementation of the final overtime rule for six months. The bill, know as the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act, H.R. 6094, was passed one day after the court case for the states. The sponsors of the bill state that by delaying the implementation of the final rule on overtime, this will give workers, small businesses, nonprofits and colleges and universities more time to prepare for the “dramatic changes” resulting from the rule. The bill has been sent to the Senate for consideration.
What do you think? Should the implementation be delayed to allow extra time? Or could all of these types of employers simply make those employees affected hourly thereby not having to worry about the salary level? Or is this a political ploy to have the implementation after the end of the current administration? Answer our poll.and/or give us your comments.