Congress likely won’t halt the new OT rules

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Although the U.S. Labor Department just unveiled its controversial rules on which employees are eligible for overtime pay, opponents of the rules aren't giving up.

They succeeded last month in winning passage of a Senate amendment that would block the new rules from taking effect. But the amendment still requires approval of the House and the president, which is highly unlikely.

Advice: Do not take a "wait-and-see" approach on these rules. Continue to plan as if they are a sure thing. It's a safe bet that they'll continue to survive the heat of congressional challenges this summer and take effect, as scheduled, on Aug. 23.

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