Google Screened

Are You in the Healthcare Field?

Find Out How We Can Help »
[et_social_follow icon_style="slide" icon_shape="rectangle" icons_location="top" col_number="1" outer_color="dark"]
Millions Recovered For Our Clients No Fees Unless We Win

Philadelphia Employment Lawyers: White House Increases Eligibility for Overtime

May 18th, 2016

In a what may prove to be a landmark regulation for employee rights, the Obama administration has announced that the salary cutoff for overtime pay will be increased effective December 1, 2016. Workers who earn less than $47,476 a year will now be eligible to receive overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours in a week. This new salary threshold, which is a marked increase from the previous $23,660, has been established in hopes of helping middle-class workers earn more for working overtime. The Labor Department estimates that this new regulation will make 4.2 million workers eligible for overtime.

However, the regulation has not come without its criticisms. Many workers are concerned for their pay, stating that this increase in overtime will have employers setting salaries hovering just above overtime eligibility. Many more are concerned that their wages will be lowered and their hours kept the same, resulting in unchanged yearly earnings.

It will take time to see if this new regulation will be beneficial to workers or not. In the meantime, the experienced Philadelphia employment lawyers at Sidney L Gold & Associates P.C. will continue to aggressively stand up for employee rights in the workplace. If you or someone you know is having a dispute over wages and overtime, please call us at 215-569-1999 or contact us online for a free consultation.

View All Practices
2019 American Trail Lawyers badge
Lead Counsel Rated
life time achievement
million dollar advocates badge
AV Peer Review Rated
Philly Happening
Top one badge
Silver Client Champion Award 2020
super lawyers badge

As Seen On

avvo Martindale Justia FindLaw
© 2024 The Gold Law Firm P.C. All rights reserved. [ Site Map | Privacy Policy ]

Attorney Advertising Materials. Sidney L. Gold is responsible for the content of this website. This website is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

Website Accessibility: The Gold Law Firm P.C. is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually working to improve the accessibility of all content on our website and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

* The awards and accolades displayed on this website were issued to the attorneys, or the entire law firm by the respective providers of these honors. They are as follows, Avvo Inc., Super Lawyers®, Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated, ASLA Top 100 Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Legal Leaders Top Rated Lawyers, Bar Register Preeminent Lawyer, Happening List Winner, BBB Accredited Business, National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1 Percent, America's Top 100 Attorneys, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for law and policy, Best Lawyers, Lead Counsel Rated, Top Employment Lawyers in Philadelphia, Association of American Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Silver. No aspect of these advertisements have been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.