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Great News For Businesses: Federal Judge Strikes Down Department Of Labor Overtime Rule!

By Nancy E. Joerg / August 31, 2017

A Federal Judge invalidated the $47,476 salary threshold that the U.S. DOL attempted to implement last year. A Texas Judge who last year temporarily enjoined the D.O.L. from implementing its highly controversial overtime regulations in December, as planned, has issued a final decision declaring them invalid and unenforceable. District Court Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III…

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Latest Update on Court Proceedings over DOL’s Overtime Salary Regulations

By James B. Sherman / December 29, 2016

Thousands of employers affected by the US Department of Labor’s Minimum Salary Rule for Overtime Pay Exemptions have anxiously awaited the outcome of litigation that blocks the rule from going into effect as intended, on December 1, 2016. A Federal District court in Sherman, Texas ruled just before Thanksgiving that the DOL exceed its authority…

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Buckle Up Employers – the DOL Has Appealed the Texas Court’s Injunction That Blocked Its Controversial Overtime Regulations from Going into Effect as Planned, Making the Road Ahead Full of Uncertainty for Payroll Specialists and Employers

By James B. Sherman / December 2, 2016

When a federal court in Sherman, Texas issued a nation-wide injunction on November 22nd that blocked the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulation, thousands of employers across the country breathed a sigh of relief. The DOL’s new rule was to have gone into effect on December 1st and would have more than doubled the minimum…

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Employers Receive an 11th Hour Reprieve on DOL Minimum Salary Rule – Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Rule From Going Into Effect as Planned, On December 1st.

By Jennifer Adams Murphy / November 23, 2016

A federal judge in Sherman, Texas has issued a preliminary injunction which operates nation-wide to bar the Department of Labor’s minimum salary rule for certain white collar exemptions from going into effect. Employers have been bracing for drastic changes to their pay practices and exempt/non-exempt job classifications due to a DOL regulation finalized this summer…

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Barring a Miracle Court Injunction Next Week, the New D.O.L. Regulations on Exemptions from Overtime Pay Go Into Effect in Just Two Weeks – Thursday, December 1, 2016!

By James B. Sherman / November 17, 2016

As of December 1st most employees whose annualized salaries are less than $47,476, will be entitled to overtime pay even though their job duties would otherwise qualify for an exemption as executive, administrative or professional. A federal court in Texas is expected to rule next Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by employer groups seeking to…

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