Since around December 1st, 2016, employers and employees have been waiting to find out about whether or not there will be a change in the overtime threshold. The DOL’s new rule was put on hold just 10 days before the rule was scheduled to go into effect. While the rule has sat in limbo, employers have been left unsure of exactly what they should be doing. Many salaried employees had already been switched over to hourly status or given a raise in preparation for the new law. What businesses were supposed to do in the interim was largely unknown – switch them back to salaried, revoke the raises?
In short, this whole thing has been a terrible mess for everyone, but some clarity may finally be on the way.