Blocked Overtime Rule Leaves Employers With Pay Dilemma

By Jess Krochtengel (November 23, 2016, 6:57 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge's recent decision to block the U.S. Department of Labor's new white collar overtime rules has forced a difficult decision on employers who may have already announced or even implemented salary changes based on the regulations, offering them a chance to avoid those increases but not without threatening workplace morale.

The DOL has not yet indicated whether it plans to seek immediate appeal of the injunction, saying in a statement it stands behind the rule and is considering all available options. (Law360) Because the ruling was handed down so close to the rule's Dec. 1 effective date —...

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