CITY IMPLEMENTS DELAYED DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OVERTIME RULES
Today the City of South Bend announced the implementation of the delayed US Department of Labor overtime rules. As of January 1, 2017, any city employee who is paid less than $47,476 annually ($22.82 hourly) will be eligible for overtime pay. This new policy continues the City’s status as a leading employer that attracts and retains great talent.
“This policy is about fairly compensating workers when they are asked to do more,” Mayor Buttigieg said. “The City of South Bend is taking action now in keeping with its reputation as a leading employer in the community. I look forward to the rule going into effect across the board to generate stronger, more inclusive economic growth.”
The Department of Labor rule was finalized on May 18, 2016 and was supposed to go into effect on December 1, 2016. The Eastern Texas District Court delayed the rule on November 22.
The current salary threshold covers just 7 percent of full-time workers today compared to 62 percent of workers in 1975. The new salary threshold, when in effect, will cover 35-percent of full-time salaried workers nationally.