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Trucking Defense Blog
October 20, 2016

New Overtime Rules Mean Change Is Coming For All Employers – Transportation Industry Included

In May 2016, the United States Department of Labor published the long-awaited revision to regulations that will change the threshold for when an employer must pay an employee for overtime.[1] The effective date of the new regulations is December 1, 2016, causing dramatic changes for employers.[2] Within the first year of implementation, the update will automatically entitle over 4 million workers to overtime protections, unless employers update the positions to comply with the changes.[3] The impending change will require employers to undertake workforce analysis and planning, including budget forecasting, to determine the best and most cost-efficient way to adapt to the changes to come.