Summary: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced on March 7, 2019 a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would raise the minimum salary threshold for exempt employees while making more American workers eligible for overtime. The DOL projects that the new regulations will take effect in January 2020.
Summary: On August 31, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas held that the Department of Labor (DOL) exceeded the authority delegated to it by Congress when they increased the minimum salary for the Executive, Administrative, and Professional exemptions under the FLSA to $913 per week.
Summary: On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) filed a notice with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit announcing its intent to challenge a Texas district court’s issuance of a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of revised overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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