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Venable partner Brian Turoff was quoted in a November 14, 2016, SHRM article on what a Donald Trump presidency could mean for a new rule governing overtime pay for exempt workers. The rules more than doubles the salary level at which employees may receive overtime pay and includes a provision that automatically raises it every three years. While Trump said little about the issue during the campaign, it is slated to take effect on December 1, 2016, making changes to it difficult when Trump takes office.

Turoff said the new rule might "end up hurting the employees it's trying to help." He noted that some employers might raise salaries for employees near the salary threshold but suggested others might prohibit overtime for some nonexempt employees, conduct layoffs, cut benefits, or split shifts to make up for the new costs. According to Turoff, what steps an employer takes likely depends on what industry they service.