Brett Bartlett and Philippe Weiss were quoted in a July 14 story “Will New Overtime Regulations Alter the U.S. Research Landscape?” by SHRM on how research conducted in U.S. labs and universities—work that relies heavily on highly educated postdoctoral employees—could suffer disruption and setbacks under the federal government’s new overtime regulations. Bartlett said that in any scenario involving the management of workforces on constrained budgets, an increase of several thousand dollars per employee can be crippling. Weiss said that postdocs whose salaries remain below the new threshold would lose their exempt status—which in the research world is a sign of status.
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