On Wednesday, September 28, the House of Representatives passed HR 6094, The Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act. Championed by Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI), this bill was fast-tracked for consideration and reported favorably the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.
The final overtime rules are slated to become effective and enforceable on December 1, 2016, drastically increasing the salary threshold for exempt employees. This legislation would delay the enactment of the final overtime rules by six months until June 1, 2017.
However, this legislation is unlikely to become law. The Senate is currently most concerned with passing a budget before the end of the fiscal year, September 30, and unlikely to take up consideration of the measure. In addition, the current Administration who has championed the rule changes through the Department of Labor has indicated that the President would veto the measure if it came across his desk.