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DOL Salary Increase Requirement Put on Hold

The U.S. Department of Labor's new rule increasing the minimum salary for overtime exempt employees that was scheduled to go into effect December 1, 2016 has been put on hold by a federal district court judge in Texas. A temporary injunction blocking this new salary minimum rule from going into effect was issued in the case of Nevada v. U.S. Dept. of Labor, C.A. No. 4:16-CV-00731 (E.D.Tex. October 22, 2016).

Are You at Risk for Accidentally Overpaying Your Employees in 2015?

If you pay your salaried employees every two weeks, then 2015 is likely a payroll period leap year for you, and may result in an inadvertent overpayment to these employees. For salaried employees who are paid twice a month (in the middle and end of the month, for example) this is not likely an issue, unless perhaps you told employees their pay rate is based on a weekly or two-week amount.