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Wage and Hour/FLSA Update – DOL’s White-Collar Salary Threshold Struck Down (Again)

On August 31, 2017, a federal judge in Texas struck down an Obama-era Department of Labor rule that would have roughly doubled the salary threshold, under which all workers are guaranteed overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), to over $47,000 per year.  In fact, this is the second time that the Eastern District of Texas has blocked the rule, which was originally slated to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  As reported by HR Legalist, in November of 2016, District Judge Amos L. Mazzant (an Obama appointee) issued the first order that preliminarily blocked the rule. Continue Reading