Court Blocks DOL Overtime Rules

Monday, November 28, 2016

An Eastern District of Texas federal judge has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that prevents the United States Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing its new overtime salary level rule.  The new overtime rule, which was to take effect December 1, 2016, would have increased the minimum salary level for overtime exempt employees from $455 per week to $913 per week.  However, the preliminary injunction, which was issued November 22, 2016, is effective immediately and, because it is a nationwide injunction, precludes the DOL from implementing its new overtime rule in any of the states including New York State.

Read the complete Hancock Estabrook Labor & Employment Alert published on this topic here.

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