A few months ago, we wrote about a significant change in federal overtime law that was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016 (see article here). After the change was announced back in May, several states and pro-business groups sued to stop the law from going into effect. While the court has not made a final ruling as to the legality of the law, the court did enter a preliminary injunction blocking the law from going into effect nationwide. On December 1, employers need not be concerned with implementing the new changes. And, it remains to be seen whether the new law will ever be implemented. The federal government may appeal the court’s ruling, but the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is very conservative. If this is not resolved before the Trump Administration takes over in January, the rule change may never go into effect. Stay tuned!
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