DECEMBER 2, 2016 (WASHINGTON INSIDER ALERT) - On December 1, the Department of Labor announced that it will appeal a federal judge's preliminary injunction that halted the implementation of the new FLSA overtime rule changes. Here is a link to the DOL's notice of appeal.
The future of the rule is uncertain at this point. However, Alex Passantino of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, who authored CUPA-HR's white papers on the FLSA overtime rule, has written an article with great information on the status of the rule and thoughts on how employers should handle the situation going forward.
The preliminary injunction, issued by the judge on November 22, was in response to a legal challenge brought by a coalition of more than 50 business groups and 21 state attorneys general.