Diedri Garrett_213x200November 23, 2016

Late yesterday a federal judge in Texas blocked the U.S. Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule from taking effect on December 1. Agreeing with the arguments posed by concerned states and business groups, the judge issued a preliminary injunction preventing the rule from being implemented on a nationwide basis.

The fate of the overtime rule is now uncertain. The Trump administration will take over in less than two months’ time and the incoming administration has repeatedly indicated that it wants to eliminate unnecessary regulations hampering the business community. Unless an appeals court reverses course in the next several weeks and breathes new life into the rule, it is quite possible that the rule will be further delayed, completely overhauled, or altogether scrapped once President-Elect Trump takes office.

Contact your WebsterRogers HR Consultant Diedri Garrett for questions and updates surrounding this evolving topic: 843.448.1500 ext. 4226