TAG: overtime rule

Overtime Rule in limbo as Obama administration appeals injunction

December 7, 2016By

Across the United States, the H.R. meetings were over, the timecards created and the systems in place, but just days before the Department of Labor’s nationwide Overtime Rule was slated to take effect, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the rule, which would have made 4 million Americans eligible for overtime pay. Now, with only a little more than... read more

Guest Post: DOL OT rule will not go into effect Dec. 1

November 23, 2016By

On Nov. 22, a federal judge blocked the Department of Labor (DOL) rule extending overtime eligibility to millions of American workers. The new rule was set to go into effect Dec. 1. In a preliminary injunction, the judge said the DOL didn’t have the authority to automatically update the minimum salary for exempt employees to $47,476 up from $23,660. While... read more

Prep for the new OT rule

October 17, 2016By
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It shouldn’t be much trouble, unless you’re currently out of compliance. The Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule, scheduled to go into effect Dec. 1, will hurt, but I don’t think it profoundly changes the way landscape companies do business—unless you’re out of compliance with the current DOL regulations. In working with hundreds of small business owners in the... read more

DOL webinar helps businesses prepare for overtime rule

October 12, 2016By

The Wage and Hour division of the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is hosting a webinar Oct. 17 that will focus on the implementation of recently updated overtime regulations. As of Oct. 14, the webinar is full; however, DOL says an archived recording will be available after the event. “Preparing for the Overtime... read more

NALP: There might not be an opportunity to stop DOL overtime rule

May 23, 2016By

Despite its best efforts to block the overtime rule finalized by the Department of Labor, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and other critics of the rule may be out of options to stop the rule from going into effect Dec. 1. “We’re still working on something that’s called the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act, which basically would require the Department... read more

DOL: Millions of workers soon eligible for overtime pay

May 19, 2016By

Millions of workers will soon be eligible for overtime pay under a new rule finalized Wednesday by the Department of Labor (DOL). The rule takes effect Dec. 1. The rule states anyone making less than $47,476 per year must receive time-and-a-half pay for hours worked beyond 40 hours per week, roughly double the current threshold of $23,660. The salary level will be increased every three... read more