5th Circ. Dismissal Signals End To Obama Overtime Regs

By Dale Hudson and Jeffrey League (September 22, 2017, 11:20 AM EDT) -- On Sept. 6, 2017, the Fifth Circuit granted the unopposed request of the U.S. Department of Labor to dismiss its appeal of U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant's ruling that had preliminary enjoined enforcement of the Obama administration's revised overtime regulations. The DOL's dismissal of the appeal likely signals the end of the Obama administration's proposed amended overtime rules, which had sought to significantly expand the number of employees who were entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, it appears probable that in due course the Trump DOL will issue new regulations that similarly expand those same FLSA protections, albeit in a less drastic manner....

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