• USDOL Final Overtime Rule Temporarily Blocked By Nationwide Injunction
  • December 21, 2016 | Authors: Regina E. Faul; Marc B. Zimmerman
  • Law Firm: Phillips Nizer LLP - New York Office
  • On November 22, 2016, a Texas federal judge issued a nationwide injunction blocking the implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule which was scheduled to take effect on December 1. As we previously advised, the new rule would have increased the minimum salary level required for an employee to qualify for the “white collar” exemptions from overtime compensation from $455 to $913 weekly. As a result of this surprising decision, the rule has been put on hold, and (for now) the minimum salary threshold remains at $455.