Jeffrey H. Ruzal, a Senior Counsel in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in Employee Benefit News, in “Should Employers Continue to Prepare for Overtime Regulations?” by Amanda Eisenberg.
Following is an excerpt:
A nationwide injunction filed Tuesday blocking the Department of Labor’s overtime rule — which was scheduled to go into effect Dec. 1 — leaves employers in limbo as to what to do next. But despite the uncertainty, experts say employers should go ahead with their compliance plans, should the rule go into effect.
Jeffrey Ruzal, an attorney with Epstein Becker Green, says that employers should continue to reclassify employees, even without the Dec. 1 deadline.
“The employer might want to pursue this opportunity to reclassify or change the role of the position so it fits in the role of the exemption,” he says. “That way they’re in a better position.”