Waiting for FLSA: What construction firms need to know about the stalled overtime rule
from Construction Dive
From workers' compensation to safety issues, the U.S. Department of Labor is the de facto guardian of worker's interests. To that end, the agency often finds itself at odds with special interest groups over a wide variety of regulations, including those directing employers on how to handle overtime pay. One of the most controversial new rules from the department, the Fair Labor Standards Act aimed to raise the salary threshold for employees eligible for overtime. However, after a federal judge temporarily blocked the measure, employers are now in a period of uncertainty as they wait to find out whether the rule will move forward or be rejected. Experts encourage companies in the construction industry and across the business world to prepare for either scenario.
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