Federal Court Strikes Down 2016 Overtime Rule

Federal Court Strikes Down 2016 Overtime Rule

  • On September 18, 2017

On Aug. 31, 2017, a federal judge in Texas struck down the Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2016 overtime rule stating that the DOL had exceeded its authority by issuing a new salary level requirement for white collar exempt employees.

The DOL is unlikely to appeal this court decision because the ruling does not put into question the DOL’s general authority to set any type of salary limit.

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By Maria Peterson, HR Manager, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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