Preliminary Injunction Issued Against Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule

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On Nov. 22, 2016, a federal district judge in Texas enjoined the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule increasing the minimum salary level threshold to qualify for an exemption from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Prior to the entry of the nationwide preliminary injunction, the new rule was scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1, 2016, and expected to expand overtime coverage to roughly 5 million employees.

Currently, based on regulations from 2004, in order for white-collar employees to be exempt from overtime requirements, they must meet certain job duties-related tests and, with few exceptions, …read more

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