Confusion Reigns for OT Rules New Regulations Take Effect Monday, but Impact on Illinois Could Be Limited
Kukec, Anna Marie, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer
While much of the country will go under new federal overtime regulations this week, Illinois workers and their employers likely will be confused.
Do they fall under Illinois law, which Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed in April, or under the U.S. Department of Labor regulations that go into effect starting Monday?
Depending on who you talk to, it could be both. Lawyers, government officials and company executives have been grappling with hundreds of pages of both federal and state regulations that detail when and if an employee is eligible for overtime pay.
"It's been total confusion," said Jeffrey A. Risch, a lawyer with St. Charles-based Wessels & Pautsch, a law firm serving small and mid-sized businesses, with many calling for advice.
The U.S. Department of Labor believes its new regulations will …
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Publication information: Article title: Confusion Reigns for OT Rules New Regulations Take Effect Monday, but Impact on Illinois Could Be Limited. Contributors: Kukec, Anna Marie - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: August 22, 2004. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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