Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Court-UPDATE

Update:

On December 1, 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) on behalf of the Department of Labor (DOL) filed a notice to appeal the preliminary injunction to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.   DOL strongly disagrees with the decision by the court.   Read DOL’s Full Statement

Preliminary Injunction

On Nov. 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction, halting the enforcement of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule until further notice. The rule, which was set to take effect on Dec. 1, 2016, would have increased the salary threshold for the “white collar overtime exemptions” to $47,476 per year.

The judge’s ruling gives employers across the country a reprieve from having to raise salaries for exempt employees to the new threshold or pay them overtime.

However, an appeal of the ruling is possible. The DOL said in a statement that it was reviewing the court’s order and considering any next steps.

Stay tuned for more details to follow as they become available.

U.S. Judge’s Ruling in the Overtime Case

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