Texas, Utah, Nevada - Oh My!!! States Sue Feds to Stop Overtime Rule
On December 1, 2016 (less than 70 days from now), employers across America will be forced to begin paying overtime wages to all employees who earn less than $47,476 per year. If this is news to you, click here to learn more!
However, just this week, a coalition of 21 states (Utah included) sued the federal government in a last-ditch effort to stop the overtime rules from taking effect. In this lawsuit, the states argue that the new overtime rules are invalid, unconstitutional, and must be struck down. While no one can predict who will ultimately win this courtroom battle, there is a small chance the lawsuit will put the new overtime rules "on hold" until 2017.... or beyond.
TAKE-AWAY: The new overtime rules are just around the corner. The time to prepare is NOW. Consult with your HR department or Employer-Lawyer, PLLC to make sure your pay practices are (and remain) in compliance with federal law.