Advocacy Update: House votes to delay overtime rule

In a vote of 246-177 along party lines, the House passed a bill aimed at delaying the Obama Administration’s far reaching overtime regulations.  The Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools and Nonprofits Act would delay for six months the mandatory overtime rule that makes 4.2 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay.

This legislation likely dies in the Senate, where Democrats have promised to block it from advancing.  Even if the bill passed the Senate, the White House has alreadunited-states-capitol-1675539_1920 (2)y promised to veto the bill should it reach the President’s desk.

As it stands, the new overtime regulations go into effect on December 1, 2016. Companies should prepare for changes in how they compensate their employees. Check out our blog that details the changes.

Questions? Contact Catherine Muth.