On November 22, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued an preliminary injunction to halt implementation of the Department of Labor’s new federal overtime rule, which would have increased the salary threshold for overtime exemption. The new overtime rule, scheduled to be effective on December 1, would…

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On May 18, 2016 the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized new rules related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which will impact an estimated 4 million U.S. workers.  Workers that were previously exempt employees may become eligible for overtime for the first time. Effective December 1, 2016 the minimum salary threshold to qualify for…

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