Fiscal Times Quotes Joel Cohn on White House Overtime Order

Akin Gump labor partner Joel Cohn was quoted by The Fiscal Times for its article “Obama’s Overtime ‘Order’ Gets an Overreaction,” which discusses a White House plan to have American businesses pay more overtime to millions of workers.

The article notes that, GOP and business reactions aside, any change would require bureaucratic changes, a comment period and redrafting in response. Cohn stated, “I would anticipate it would take probably at least a few years. If you go back to the 2004 revisions to the rules, I believe that took somewhere around two, maybe more years than that.”