While employers continue to prepare for the Department of Labor’s proposed new overtime rules, the DOL’s Solicitor of Labor recently announced that the final regulations will not appear until “late in 2016.” While this gives employers more time to consider how they will handle the changes to the overtime rules, it could also mean a shorter window of time between publication of the final rule and the date which the rule becomes effective. The DOL received more than 290,000 comments to the proposed rule.