A few months ago the new overtime rules came out and were supposed to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  Here is our discussion of the rules.  Since that time there were a number of lawsuits filed by states attorney generals (including Texas) to challenge/delay the rules.  The House of Representatives then passed a bill delaying implementation until late June 2017.

So as I recall from my high school government days it is now up to the Senate to pass a substantially similar bill.  It did so in late September as well and it was referred to committee.  Two problems, the Senate is out on recess for the elections and President Obama has promised to veto any bill delaying the act. According to its calendar, the Senate will be back the week of November 14th.  We’ll continue to monitor the situation but at this point employers should plan on complying with the rules effective December 1.