DAN ROSE COMMENTS ON THE IMPACT OF FEDERAL RULE EXPANDING OVERTIME ELIGIBILITY
July 1, 2015
Dan Rose, Drummond Woodsum's Practice Group Leader for Labor and Employment Group, was quoted in the Portland Press Herald article entitled "Overtime Pay Change Could Help 20,000 Salaried Maine Workers."
The article discusses the new overtime rules that estimate 5 million workers nationally who currently aren't eligible for overtime will get the time-and-a-half pay under the change.
"The effect of the new rule, which isn't expected to take effect until next year, will vary widely. For instance, if a company is paying a full-time employee almost $50,000 a year, it could simply raise the worker's pay above the $50,440 limit, which would exempt the company from having to pay that employee overtime. Or the company could hire more hourly employees to limit the need for overtime, change the workers' duties to make them managers or decide it's simpler just to pay the overtime. The fascinating part of this is what it's going to mean" for individual companies." Rose said.
To read the article in its entirety, please click here.