Overtime rule may take effect, but it may not last

Overtime rule may take effect, but it may not last

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to roll back business regulations.

November 22, 2016
Wall Street Journal
Labor

U.S. employers have spent months adjusting employee schedules, job duties and pay ahead of a new overtime rule that takes effect Dec. 1.

The regulation, which makes millions more workers eligible for overtime pay, was intended as one of President Barack Obama’s signature achievements, and a way to meaningfully raise incomes for people in front-line roles in retail, food service and beyond.

Related: Overtime rule update: a last-chance effort to vacate or delay the rule

The fate of the rule, however, is far from assured as it faces both a strong challenge in the courts and, in Donald Trump, the president-elect, who has vowed to roll back business regulations.

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