Charleston Business Journal
December 27, 2016
The Charleston Regional Business Journal recently reported "Judge puts hold on federal overtime rule."
Reporter Liz Segrist wrote about how the decision came just days before a change to federal overtime regulations was set to take effect. She called on Nexsen Pruet member (partner) David Dubberly for insight into how the proposed change was impacting the business community.
Some of the employers who planned to enforce 40-hour limits were opting to hire part-time or freelance workers to help fill in; others expected to get the same results from workers with fewer hours to complete tasks; and some planned to make adjustments for a productivity hit.
Faced with the new rules, employers were trying to find ways to keep overtime pay at a minimum and salary pay from going up too much, said David Dubberly, an attorney with Nexsen Pruet in Columbia.
“The harder positions are people who make a lower salary but work 50 to 60 hours a week,” he said. “The new rule was intended to benefit exactly those people.”
Complete report: Charleston Regional Business Journal's Nov 28th edition.
David Dubberly chairs Nexsen Pruet’s Employment and Labor Law Group and co-chairs the firm’s International Law Team. He is a frequent speaker, author and contributor to media inquiries on various topics pertaining to the DOL, FMLA, OSHA, EEOC and other employer and workplace related news. Follow David on Twitter.