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In brief: Judge blocks overtime rule; Lincare, InfuSystem face legal action

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11/23/2016

WASHINGTON – A federal judge in Texas on Nov. 22 blocked a new overtime rule from going into effect on Dec. 1. The rule would require employers to pay overtime for more than 40 hours of work per week for all employees earning up to $913 per week or $47,476 per year. The current threshold: $455 per week or $23,660 per year. The judge, Amos L. Mazzant III of the Eastern District of Texas, ruled that the Obama administration had exceeded its authority by raising the overtime salary limit so significantly. The Labor Department says it “strongly disagreed” with the decision and was “considering all of our legal options,” raising the possibility of an appeal, according to The New York Times. While the injunction is only a temporary measure that suspends the rule until the judge can issue a decision on the merits, his language indicates he will likely strike down the rule, the Times reported.

Judge blocks overtime rule

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11/23/2016

WASHINGTON – A federal judge in Texas on Nov. 22 blocked a new overtime rule from going into effect on Dec. 1.

Protect yourself with clear policy

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07/25/2016

Working after hours is commonplace in today’s busy working world, but the new overtime rule (See “New overtime regs headed your way,” July issue) could create a profound shift in those practices, says consultant Richard Davis. 

Overtime rule may hit some employees hard

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06/24/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – Fifty-five percent of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they plan to reduce hours for certain employees so they don’t trigger an upcoming overtime rule.

Coming soon: New overtime rule

Will you raise salaries, pay more overtime or reduce hours?
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06/10/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – A new overtime rule, slated to take effect Dec. 1, has employers across the country taking a hard look at employee job descriptions and pay rates, says consultant Richard Davis.