In an article for the October 2017 issue of The Corporate Counselor, Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tim Garrett examined the latest ruling related to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule following Texas Federal Judge Amos Mazzant’s final rule striking down the Obama-era rule. If implemented, the rule would more than double the minimum salary that employers would have to pay “white-collar” workers to meet overtime pay exemptions. Judge Mazzant’s final ruling cited that the DOL rule had made the salary level too high and that the exemption would inadvertently become based on pay and not duties of the position. Following the ruling, the DOL withdrew its appeal of the preliminary injunction and the Fifth Circuit granted the request.
The full article, “Update: Stage Now Set for DOL to Adopt More Modest Salary Level for Overtime Exemptions,” was published online and in the October 2017 issue of The Corporate Counselor.
This is the third article in a series that Tim has authored on this topic for The Corporate Counselor. PDFs of the previous articles are available in the links below:
- Federal Judge Rules on the Overtime Salary Rule (September 2017)
- Injunction of the DOL’s Overtime Rule and its Appeal (January 2017)