As of this printing, there is no way to know if and when the new rules will ultimately take effect. In the meantime, employers should focus on staying in compliance with current laws and prepare as if the regulations will survive the injunction hold-up. (Photo: iStock)

In May 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced rulings to the U.S. overtime regulations that updated the overtime salary threshold.

The previous salary threshold of $23,660 has persisted all of these years, limiting exempt employees from receiving overtime pay above this amount to compensate them for long hours of work. The previous threshold is lower than the federal poverty level for a family of four.

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