• DOL Plans to Revise Pending Overtime Rule
  • August 3, 2017 | Authors: John D. Clifford; Meredith Merry Campbell; Gregory D. Grant; Joy C. Einstein
  • Law Firm: Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A. - Potomac Office
  • Last year, the Department of Labor’s pending overtime rule was put on hold when Federal District Court Judge Amos Mazzant issued a preliminary injunction preventing the DOL from implementing the changes contained in the Rule. Last Friday, government lawyers told a federal appeals court that the DOL does not plan to pursue implementation of the pending rule in its current form. Instead, the DOL intends to revise the rule through new rule-making. The government attorneys have asked the court to affirm that the DOL has the authority to use workers’ salary levels to determine eligibility for overtime pay. DOL Secretary Alexander Acosta indicated during his confirmation hearing that he might support a moderate increase to the existing salary threshold to account for inflation. We will continue to monitor this issue as it develops and provide you with timely updates as information becomes available.