University of South Carolina workplace law expert says overtime rule in limbo

SOUTH CAROLINA RADIO NETWORK, 30 NOVEMBER 2016, FEAT. PROF. JOE SEINER:

A new federal rule significantly expanding overtime benefits would have taken effect Thursday, but a federal judge in Texas issued an injunction last week delaying it.

University of South Carolina workplace law expert Joe Seiner told South Carolina Radio Network that, with the mandate stalled, employers will not have to comply with it.

“Employers certainly can do it, you may not be required to do it, depending upon what the court ultimately rules,” he said. “And it looks like you can hold off doing it until there is some type of ruling.”

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