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Nationwide Injunction Stops Implementation of New Overtime Rule

Earlier this year the Department of Labor issued a rule that would automatically extend overtime pay eligibility to salaried workers earning less than $913 per week or $47,476 per year, regardless of the workers’ job duties.  The new rule regarding eligibility for overtime pay was to go into effect on December 1, 2016.

On November 22, 2016, a United States District Court judge in Texas issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the new rule from going into effect.  The injunction applies nationwide.

It is not known if the ruling will be appealed.  Even if it is appealed a decision on the appeal may not be obtained before the Trump administration takes over.  Early commentary indicates that the Republican controlled Congress is likely to suspend the rule in any event.

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