December 1st Federal Overtime Rule Delayed
A preliminary injunction was filed in a November 22 ruling that has put a hold on the implementation of the new federal overtime rule.
The case was filed in the District court in Texas by 21 states, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other business groups.
“A preliminary injunction preserves the status quo while the court determines the Department of Labor’s authority to make the final rule as well as the final rule’s validity,” said Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
The Department of Labor will appeal the decision, but until the courts make a final ruling, employers may continue to follow the existing overtime rule.