Federal Judge Strikes Down Obama Overtime Rule

A federal judge has struck down an Obama administration rule that would have extended overtime eligibility to more than 4 million white collar workers. As discussed in our prior post, the new rule would have dramatically narrowed the “executive, administrative, and professional” (“EAP”) exemption, increasing the salary threshold from $455 to $913 per week. On

Texas Judge Calls Nationwide Halt to Implementation of New DOL Rules Raising Salary Threshold for Exempt Status

Since May, employers have been scrambling to identify employees who will no longer qualify as overtime exempt under the Department of Labor’s new rules, scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  On November 22, 2016, however, Texas District Court Judge Amos Mazzant (an Obama appointee), said “not so fast.”  Judge Mazzant granted an

On December 1, 2016, An Estimated 4.2 Million U.S. Workers Will No Longer Be Overtime Exempt: Are Your Employees Among Them?

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published a new final overtime rule that will take effect on December 1, 2016, and which is expected to extend overtime pay eligibility to approximately one in five U.S. workers who are currently classified as overtime exempt.  The new rule is projected to add $12 billion