On Tuesday afternoon, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules, which were slated to go into effect in just over a week on December 1, 2016. The judge ruled that the Department of Labor (DOL) likely overstepped its rule making authority by raising the salary threshold as high as it did and by implementing the automatic increase every three years.
In a recent Zap Payroll e-alert we mentioned that: "While there have been legal challenges and attempts by Congress to delay implementation, we do not foresee any changes to the rules until 2017, if at all. Employers should therefore be in compliance by December 1." According to our Content Team, our e-alerts only detail what we know for certain or what is happening. So here is what we know... There are several ongoing legal, political and legislative challenges to the FLSA u