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DOL Overtime Rules

Perhaps the biggest news is the Texas trial court overturning the Department of Labor’s new rules on overtime exemption.  The U.S. District Court judge ruled the EEOC’s overtime rules, which were scheduled to be implemented Dec. 1, 2016, but were stayed by the Texas litigation, were invalid and exceeded the Department’s authority.  The ruling brings the Texas litigation to a close.  It is unlikely the current administration will appeal the ruling to the Court of Appeals.  The Court’s ruling is a available here: http://www.txed.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/notable/Memorandum Opinion and Order Dated 8-31-2017.pdf

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