The new overtime rules, (I recently reported on these, here) which would have increased overtime for nearly 4 million employees, has been placed on hold for the time being by a Federal Judge in Texas.
A lawsuit started by 21 states (Connecticut did not join, not surprisingly) and industry organizations was consolidated in the Eastern District of Texas, where the judge, Hon. Amos L. Mazzant, granted an emergency motion for a preliminary injunction on November 22, 2016. What does this mean? For now, there will be no overtime change, and the old rules stay in place. The new rules will only go into effect (if at all) after the court process runs its course. It is possible that the incoming Trump administration may reverse the rules. Either way, for now there is no change to the rules and employers need make no change to their current practices.
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