Published: December 2, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department announced that it is appealing last week’s nationwide preliminary injunction that temporarily blocked implementation of the Labor Department’s new overtime rule.  The rule, which was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, would have extended eligibility for overtime pay to an estimated 4.2 million exempt workers unless their weekly salaries were increased to new minimum salary levels.  The U.S.

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Published: November 29, 2016

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 District of Texas. The new Rule would have resulted in extending eligibility for overtime pay to an estimated 4.2 million exempt workers unless their weekly salaries were increased to the new minimum salary levels. 

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Published: November 21, 2016

On November 16, 2016, a District Judge in the Northern District of Texas permanently blocked the U.S. Department of Labor from enforcing a new regulation  that would have increased disclosure requirements for employers that use advisors, including  law firms, to help in union avoidance and organizing campaigns. Nat’l Fed’n of Independent Bus. v. Perez, No. 16-cv-066 (N.D. Tex. Nov. 16, 2016).

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Published: June 13, 2016

New overtime regulations unveiled by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on May 18, 2016 will affect approximately 4.2 million currently “exempt” workers.  Unless their salaries are increased to at least $913/week, these employees will become entitled to receive overtime pay.

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