December was the original target for overtime changes
In May, we posted a YouTube clip published by the U.S. Dept. of Labor entitled "Overtime: It's About Time," in which Secretary Thomas Perez explains the new federal law that raised the overtime threshold from $23,660 to $47,476, allowing workers the chance to earn overtime without having to make less than $23,660.
But now, legal limbo
On its face, the new rule would seem to adjust for the fact that $23,660 doesn't stretch quite as far as it may have back when the threshold was originally set. Despite this, a number of states and organizations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have since challenged the rule. In Texas, a federal court has issued a temporary halt, locking the pending overtime change in legal limbo.
And an incoming Trump administration isn't likely to put up much of a fight, as the Washington Post opines, meaning that the overtime change may never come to be.