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Employers checking into overtime laws
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Employers are getting more than six months to prepare for overtime regulation changes that go into effect Dec. 1, 2016.On May 18, 2016, President Barack Obama announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protection to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation.While some individuals will be unaffected by the changes, others will be. Warren County government has two to three employees who may no longer qualify for salaried status.“These changes are mandatory,” said finance director Linda Hillis. “It’s under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division regarding overtime pay.”The Wages and Fair Labor Standards Act establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in federal, state and local governments.