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Banking & Financial Services E-Note - November 2016

Employers across the country can now exhale. On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a Texas federal court entered a nationwide injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) new federal overtime rules from taking effect...more

Not Dead Yet! DOL to Appeal Overtime Exemption Rules Injunction

Sorry employers, the ride’s not over yet. For those of you keeping track, the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime exemption rules were set to go into effect yesterday, December 1, 2016. However, on November 22, 2016, the...more

What Should Employers Do About Overtime Now? Ask The Wage-Hour Lawyers.

As most readers know, the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule, which was set to take effect yesterday, was preliminarily enjoined (temporarily blocked) on November 22 by U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant III. The...more

New York Employers Take Note: Federal Court Injunction Blocking the Federal Overtime Regulations Means Little in New York

Proposed New York regulations will nearly approach the now-enjoined federal salary thresholds — and then leapfrog those amounts in subsequent years. Originally published in Daily Labor Report - November 30, 2016....more

Nationwide Injunction Temporarily Blocks December 1, 2016 Overtime Exemption Changes

On November 22, 2016—nine days before a drastic increase to the salary requirement for overtime exemptions was set to take effect—a Texas federal court issued a nationwide preliminary injunction temporarily blocking it....more

Fair Labor Standards Act Salary Level Regulations Enjoined! What Should Employers Do Now?

A nationwide temporary injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s new salary level Rule from going into effect on December 1, 2016 was issued last week by Judge Amos L. Mazant III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern...more

New Overtime Regulations Frozen – to Death? What You Need to Know About the Overtime Rule Injunction Issued Nov. 22, 2016

On March 13, 2014, President Barack Obama issued a presidential memorandum directing the Secretary of Labor to “modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations”. The Department of Labor (DOL) took action and, in...more

The DOL Overtime Salary Regulation is Temporarily Enjoined - Now What?

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a federal court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction temporarily barring the Department of Labor from implementing the December 1, 2016 salary rate increase for the white collar overtime...more

Nationwide Injunction Issued for the Department of Labor's FLSA Overtime Rule Changes

On November 22, a federal court in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction of the Department of Labor's final rule increasing the minimum salary level required to qualify for an exemption from the Fair Labor Standards Act's...more

Texas U.S. District Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Staying New Overtime Rules: What Every Employer Needs to Know

On November 22, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted a request for a nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining the Department of Labor "from implementing and enforcing" the new...more

What Employers Should Know About Texas Judge Halting New FLSA Regulations

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s pending Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulation raising the minimum salary levels for “exempt” white collar employees was blocked by a federal district court judge in the Eastern...more

Federal Court Blocks New Overtime Rule - How Should Your Business Respond?

Last week, a federal court issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that temporarily blocks the implementation of the DOL’s new overtime rule, which was scheduled to take effect on...more

Federal Judge Blocks OT Rule Revisions: What Now?

The new federal overtime rule is officially on hold after a Texas judge granted a nationwide preliminary injunction late Tuesday, blocking the rule from taking effect on Dec. 1 and allowing employers to stick with the status...more

Employers: Texas District Court Grants Nationwide Injunction Against DOL's Final Rule

Employment Defense by Tal Burnovski Yeyni 818-907-3224 Tweet   In May we reported the Federal Department of Labor issued its Final Rule regarding the minimum salary level required for the exemption of executive,...more

Texas Federal Judge Blocks U.S. Department of Labor from Implementing Controversial Rule Expanding Overtime Protections

On November 22, 2016, Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas entered a nationwide injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing a controversial rule that would...more

Texas Court Blocks New Federal Overtime Rules

Employers across the country can now exhale. On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a Texas federal court entered a nationwide injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor's ("DOL") new federal overtime rules from taking effect...more

Breaking News: Federal Court Halts Implementation of FLSA Overtime Final Rule

The current overtime exemption rule under the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Section 213(a)(1), exempts from both minimum wage and overtime requirements “any employee employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or...more

Federal Court Blocks Implementation and Enforcement of the Overtime Rule

A federal court in Texas entered a nationwide injunction prohibiting the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing and enforcing its overtime rule that was slated to go into effect on December 1, 2016. As we previously...more

Federal Court Enjoins DOL Overtime Rule

Many employers have spent this holiday week rolling out communication plans and making final preparations for salary or exemption changes in response to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rule, set to go into effect on...more

New Exemption Rules Blocked - Now What?

Last week, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas dealt employers yet another surprise in this season of upsets with its decision in State of Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor, halting the...more

Employers Have Something to be Thankful For as Judge Halts December 1st Effective Date of DOL FLSA Final Rule: Here is What...

In the last six months, nearly every business was sent into panic mode and forced to quickly adjust to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Final Rule that was set to take effect December 1,...more

New Overtime Regulations Enjoined Nationwide

A Texas federal district court judge on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction temporarily blocking the nationwide implementation and enforcement of the new overtime regulations. The regulations were set to go into effect on...more

Texas Federal Court Blocks New Salary Restrictions for Exempt Employees

On November 22, 2016, a federal court in the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor from enforcing new regulations that would have drastically reduced the number of white...more

U.S. District Court Enters Injunction Preventing Enforcement of New FLSA Rules

A federal judge in Texas has granted a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by several business groups and states preventing the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing its new overtime rules, which had been set to...more

DOL Enjoined From Implementing New Minimum Salary Level Regulations on December 1, 2016

Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas entered an order enjoining the implementation and enforcement of U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations which change the minimum annual salary level...more

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