Injunction of the DOL’s Overtime Rule and Its Appeal

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Is the Department of Labor (DOL) overtime rule now dead? Will the overtime rule be modified to a more modest version? Much uncertainty remains regarding the recently announced overtime rule in both the legal and the political sphere.

The Legal Landscape -

In a ruling announced on Nov. 22, just days before a Dec. 1 effective date, U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas halted nationwide the effectiveness of the new regulations. These regulations would have more than doubled the salary level required to be paid by employers to those employees who are classified as exempt from receiving overtime pay. The DOL has appealed the ruling, and the court has granted the DOL’s request for the appeal to be heard on an expedited basis. However, the appeal will not be “ripe for decision” until after a new Trump Administration and a new Congress take office.

Originally published in the January issue of The Corporate Counselor.

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