Archive for the ‘Overtime’ Category

Department of Labor Seeks Input on Federal Overtime Exemptions

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will publish a Request for Information (RFI) relating to the federal overtime rule, which defines who is exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA). Last year, the previous administration issued an overtime rule that would have set […]

25 Jul 17 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Status on Federal Overtime Rules: DOL May Take a Mulligan

Last year, many employers were shocked when the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new federal overtime rule that drastically changed the salary level that must be met before an executive, professional or administrative employee can be exempt from overtime. The new salary threshold was more than double the current federal test and also higher […]

15 Jun 17 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Federal Overtime Rules Still on Hold – Response from DOL due May 1

The Department of Labor (DOL) was granted an extension until May 1, 2017, to form its position and file its briefs regarding the legitimacy of the new federal overtime rules. The revised federal overtime rule was set to take effect on December 1, 2016. The rule would change the salary level that must be met […]

24 Feb 17 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

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Court Blocks Federal Overtime Rule

Yesterday afternoon, a federal court in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing the new federal overtime rule which was set to take effect on December 1, 2016. The federal overtime rule has been controversial, as it more than doubled the current federal salary level that must be […]

23 Nov 16 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

States Seek Emergency Stop to Federal Overtime Rule

Yesterday, a group of states seeking to halt the Department of Labor’s (DOL) federal overtime rule sought an emergency injunction asking a federal court to stop the rule before its December 1 effective date. As previously reported, 21 states have joined forces claiming that the DOL overstepped its authority in enacting the rule. A lawsuit […]

14 Oct 16 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »