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FERC approves reliability standards, proposes further revisions

by PretiFlaherty on

At its first open meeting following restoration of its quorum, today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved two final rules and issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing mandatory standards intended to...more

D.C. Circuit Strikes Down FAA’s Recreational UAS Rule

by Benesch on

The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has long set standards for the operation of aircraft in the United States, including extensive requirements for aircraft registration. Historically, the FAA did not interpret the...more

Newly Adopted Fed Rules Will Limit Buy-Side Remedies in a Financial Institution Failure

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Board”) has adopted final rules1 that represent a significant shift in the terms of over-the-counter derivatives, repurchase and reverse repurchase transactions and...more

Overtime Exemption Increases: Not Now, But (Probably) Soon

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As our readers are aware, we have devoted a good amount of space to discussing the status of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule on exemptions from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). After a...more

Fed Adopts Final Rule Regarding Contract Termination Provisions for Repos, Stock Loans and Swaps with Systemically Important Banks

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On September 1, 2017 the Federal Reserve voted to adopt a final rule requiring U.S. global systemically important banking institutions ("GSIBs") and the U.S. operations of foreign GSIBs to amend qualified financial contracts...more

District Court Invalidates DOL's White Collar Regulations

by Miller Canfield on

The higher salary requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) white collar exemptions that were set to take effect December 1, 2016, have been ruled invalid by a U.S. District Court in Texas. The same court...more

U.S. District Court Strikes Down DOL’s Overtime Rule

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

On August 31, 2017, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant in Plano, Texas abrogated the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) regulations with respect to overtime pay (the...more

IMPORTANT DOL UPDATE: The Final Rule On Doubling White Collar Salaries Is Shot Down By Texas Judge

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Previously, we reported to you on the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Final Rule that raised the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) “white-collar” exemptions...more

Court Order Invalidates DOL Rule: Employers Don't Have to Raise Minimum Salary for Exempt Employees

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) “Final Rule,” which has caused uncertainty and confusion for many employers since its May 2016 publication, has been invalidated by a federal judge. Originally slated to take effect December 1,...more

Texas Court Strikes Down DOL’s Amended Overtime Regulations

by Morgan Lewis on

The order invalidates the US Department of Labor’s revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations for the executive, administrative, and professional overtime exemptions....more

Federal Judge Issues Final Ruling Striking Down Overtime Rule

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Texas Federal Judge Amos Mazzant has issued a final ruling striking down the overtime rule. In the August 31 ruling, Judge Mazzant used essentially the same reasoning on which he based his temporary injunction ruling. In...more

Wage and Hour/FLSA Update – DOL’s White-Collar Salary Threshold Struck Down (Again)

On August 31, 2017, a federal judge in Texas struck down an Obama-era Department of Labor rule that would have roughly doubled the salary threshold, under which all workers are guaranteed overtime under the Fair Labor...more

Labor Department to Withdraw Overtime Appeal

As a result of the August 31 ruling by a federal district court judge invalidating highly controversial proposed revisions to federal overtime regulations, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), now has filed a motion with the...more

New York City Finalizes Rules to Interpret the Fair Chance Act

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On August 5, 2017, the final rules (“Final Rules”) interpreting New York City’s Fair Chance Act (“FCA”) took effect—nearly 18 months after the New York City Commission on Human Rights (“Commission”) published proposed rules...more

Texas Federal Court Strikes Down Obama’s Controversial Overtime Rule

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, a Texas federal court invalidated the Obama Administration’s overtime rule increasing the minimum threshold salary required to qualify for the white collar exemption. In the Final Rule that was...more

Federal Judge Strikes Down ‘White Collar’ Overtime Rule

by Benesch on

A federal judge in Texas has invalidated a Department of Labor rule that would have made more than 4 million “white collar” workers eligible for overtime pay, holding that the agency overstepped its authority by adopting a...more

Obama’s Overtime Rule Struck Down By Court

by Weintraub Tobin on

A Texas federal court struck down a rule that would have expanded those eligible for overtime pay. The Department of Labor’s rule would have required overtime pay to most salaried employees who earn less than $47,476...more

Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama-Era Overtime Rule

by Roetzel & Andress on

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, Judge Amos Mazzant struck down the Obama administration’s overtime rule that would have extended mandatory overtime pay to more than four million U.S. workers. Specifically, the rule would have...more

Federal District Court Invalidates The DOL's Overtime Rules

by Tonkon Torp LLP on

A federal judge in Texas issued an order on August 31, 2017, invalidating the Final Rule to the so-called "White Collar Exemptions" promulgated by the United States Department of Labor (DOL). Under the Final Rule, the...more

Obama Overtime Rule Is Declared Invalid – For Good? (Let’s Hope.)

Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant followed up on his preliminary injunction ruling, issued last November, by rendering final judgment in favor of the business groups and state governments who had challenged...more

District Court Holds Overtime Rule Invalid; Is End Of Obama-Era Rule Here?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Department of Labor’s May 2016 Final Rule, which would have more than doubled the minimum salary necessary to satisfy the “executive, administrative or professional” (the “EAP” or “white collar”) overtime exemptions under...more

Federal Judge In Texas Issues Final Ruling Striking Down New Overtime Rule

By now, employers are certainly well aware that on November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction that effectively prevented the implementation and enforcement of the new Department of Labor...more

Seven Months into the Trump Administration, Outlook of Controversial Obama-Era Ozone Standard Remains Hazy

by Snell & Wilmer on

The status of a controversial rule establishing more stringent ambient air quality standards for ozone—promulgated by former President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—remains unclear following a series of...more

Federal Appeals Court Limits U.S. EPA’s General Waiver Authority under the Renewable Fuel Standards Program

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit determined that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) wrongly invoked its general waiver authority and set the volumes for...more

Is Your Healthcare Facility Ready for an Emergency?

by Strasburger & Price, LLP on

Deadline Approaches for Compliance with CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements. With the headlines full of news about Hurricane Harvey hitting the Texas coast, this is a good time for healthcare providers to remember the...more

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