Government, Business

Businesses Face New Overtime Rules in New Year

Cashier checks out a customer at a store in New Hampshire A cashier rings up a purchase at a store in Salem, N.H. (Elise Amendola/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — The new year brings new overtime rules for employers including small businesses and in turn, a pay raise for an estimated 1.3 million workers.

Joyce M. Rosenberg | Associated Press
December 23, 2019

Judge Blocks Obama Rule Extending Overtime Pay to 4.2 Million US Workers

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A federal judge on Nov. 22 blocked an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million workers from taking effect, imperiling one of the outgoing president's signature achievements for boosting wages.

Reuters | By Andreas Cremer
November 23, 2016

Federal Overtime Rule Faces Legal Battle

A U.S. Department of Labor rule that would add 4 million workers to the national pool of employees eligible for overtime bonus pay Dec. 1 is facing two legal challenges in a U.S. District Court in Sherman, Texas.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 3, 2016

NFI Settlement May Signal Rise in Federal Audits of Overtime Pay Practices

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NFI Industries paid $1 million on Aug. 25 to settle a U.S. Department of Labor audit into whether employees were due overtime pay. Legal experts believe this is just the beginning of a large-scale crackdown ahead of changes in overtime rules in December.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2016

C.H. Robinson Settles Class-Action Lawsuit on Overtime Pay

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. settled a class-action lawsuit with former employees in a case involving overtime wages.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 25, 2016
Government, Business

US Court of Appeals Rejects Truckers' Claim for Overtime Pay

The U.S. Court of Appeals rejected a claim from 11 truck drivers who sought overtime pay for work performed over an 18-month period.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2016

Overtime Rule Could Affect Operations, ATA Says

The Obama administration’s new rule to guarantee that several million workers be eligible for overtime pay could affect dispatchers and operations personnel at trucking companies, industry officials said.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 23, 2016