The Overtime Rule Has Been Blocked

Further Legal Developments Expected

The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Labor, has filed a notice to appeal the nationwide preliminary injunction previously granted against implementation and enforcement of the new federal overtime rule, which was set to become effective on December 1, 2016. The appeal will be heard by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Further legal developments are expected and will be reported on promptly. Employers with questions regarding the case’s impact on workplace overtime requirements should contact a knowledgeable employment law attorney.