Well we’re still waiting to see. If you’re reading this blog, which so far not very many of you are, you would’ve seen a very early post where I was excited about the new Obama regulations which required anyone being paid a salary to be paid $950 per week otherwise that individual employee would be entitled to overtime regardless of their duties. Too many times people are referred to as supervisors or managers, some title which makes it sound like they are performing exempt work (which is that type of work that is exempt from an entitlement to overtime compensation), however once you get into the actual meat and potatoes of what they do, they are just doing grunt work. Very often clerk work or they are doing sales, and none of that is exempt from an entitlement to overtime compensation. So we wait, until the new L Presidente, the Donald, decides whether 0r not to mess with the overtime regulations which do nothing but improve the lifestyle and living conditions of the working man, one of his big rallying cries during his campaign for president. The problem comes after he becomes president and starts hiring billionaires to fill his cabinet, and starts issuing executive orders that are not promising for the working class which then just makes us wonder what he is going to do to the overtime regulations that have already been vetted, with opportunity for notice and comment, and put in place by the the Department of Labor. The concerns arise out of this idea that’s been floating around through the Trump administration that the rule of law that requires courts to give great deference to agencies that issue regulations after notice and comment will be overturned and the courts will be released from giving any deference to these agencies, regardless of the fact that the agencies are in the best position to know what regulations should be implemented and what regulations should not.
More on this after the Donald lets us know what he’s got in store for the workingman in a more concrete way. Now that he’s President.