- On November 28, 2016
New Overtime Rules Halted Nationwide
Employers who have not yet taken steps to comply with the new overtime rules may consider placing any contemplated changes on hold.
On November 22, 2016, a Texas federal district court granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rules intended to more than double the weekly salary level for overtime-exempt executive, administrative, and professional white collar workers. State of Nevada v. U.S. Dept. of Labor. The new rules would have implemented a new minimum salary threshold of $913/week for employees falling within the “white collar” exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
While not final, this ruling has stayed the implementation of the new overtime rules, at least temporarily. Accordingly, until further action by the court or the Department of Labor, employers who have not yet taken steps to comply with the new overtime rules may want to put any contemplated changes on hold.
For more information, please call attorneys David P. Buckley, Andrew J. Kelleher, Helmut Gerlach, Ron Kowalczyk or one of Kelleher & Buckley’s 22 attorneys at (847) 382-9130.