Federal Judge Stops New DOL Overtime Rule

In a decision that surprised most experts, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction barring implementation of the new Department of Labor overtime rule scheduled to take effect on December 1. Although this is just ...

What Happens to the New Overtime Rule Now?

One of the most immediate questions for employers after the presidential election is whether the Department of Labor’s (DOL) recent increase in the minimum salary for overtime exemption will be rolled back or repealed. Our best, most precise answer on this ...

Some Helpful Reminders About the Impending Overtime Changes

The increase in the minimum salary for overtime exemption ($913.00 per week) is fast approaching and a number of employers still haven’t fully grasped all the nuances of the impending change. Fortunately, the Department of Labor (DOL) continues ...

Overtime Change is Final and Starts December 1

The Department of Labor (DOL) has just announced that effective Dec. 1. 2016, the salary threshold for exempt employment will be $913.00 per week ($47,476 annually).  That’s just a tiny bit more than double the ...

New Overtime Salary Threshold May Be Dropping

After months of preparing for the new salary threshold for overtime exemption, we hear the threshold may drop a bit and that all of the new exemption changes may now be enacted in a matter of weeks. ...

You Could Be Liable for a Contractor’s Overtime

Citing the expansive definition of the term “employ” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued an Administrative Interpretation stating that a company may be considered a “joint employer” ...

How to Get Ready For Overtime Exemption Changes

Everybody should know by now that the Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed raising the salary threshold for exempt employment to $970.00. For a fuller review of the proposal, read our post last year entitled ...