BREAKING: Obama Administration’s New Overtime Rule Struck Down

A Texas federal judge today (August 31, 2017) struck down the Obama administration’s controversial rule amending the salary requirements for employees eligible for overtime pay. The rule increased the salary requirement of $23,660 annually (or $455 per week) for those falling under the administrative, professional or executive exemption to $47,476 annually (or $913 per week). For those employees falling under the highly compensated employee exemption from overtime, the salary threshold increased to $134,004 annually from $100,000.  In striking down the rule, the Texas judge said the U.S. Department of Labor used a salary-level test that was too high to determine which workers are exempt from overtime compensation.

Previous Coverage:

BREAKING: Federal Judge Blocks FLSA Overtime Rule | November 23, 2016 | Olivia Robinson

DOL Issues New Salary Requirements for Overtime Pay Eligibility | May 18, 2016 | Jake Fulcher

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Olivia G. Robinson

Olivia Robinson is an Indiana labor and employment law attorney who leverages her strong legal research, organization and communication skills as she advises employers on avoiding and defending against harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and other employment-related claims in federal and state courts and before local, state and federal administrative agencies.

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