Court Stops DOL Overtime Regulations from Going Forward

A U.S. District Court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Department of Labor from implementing and enforcing its new overtime regulation that was set to go into effect December 1. The regulation would have raised the salary and compensation level needed for white collar workers to be exempt from being paid overtime to $47,476 ($913 a week). The previous salary level was $455 a week or $23,660 annually.

The court concluded that the DOL’s salary level under the rule was “without statutory authority” and that the court has the authority to “enjoin the final rule on a nationwide basis.” For more on the court’s ruling, please click here for a legal advisory from Pillsbury Withrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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