Overtime rule uncertainty
White-collar overtime rule delayed: Injunction issued against updated rule.
On November 22, 2016, a federal district court judge issued a preliminary nationwide injunction stopping the Department of Labor from implementing and enforcing the updated overtime rule, which was set to go into effect December 1, 2016, while litigation is pending. This ruling creates some uncertainty for employers as the ultimate conclusion may not be known for some time and many have already taken steps to implement the changes. There are several considerations employers should take into account when assessing next steps and the possible implications.
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