Mayfield et al v. U.S. Department of Labor et al

  1. September 21, 2023

    DOL Scores Early Win In Salary Floor Exemption Challenge

    The U.S. Department of Labor had the authority to raise the salary threshold to determine workers' overtime eligibility for a federal exemption, a Texas federal judge ruled, saying Congress did not limit the agency's ability to do so.

  2. May 26, 2023

    Where DOL Stands In Crafting, Defending Wage-Hour Rules

    The U.S. Department of Labor has rolled out plans for rules addressing specific topics such as overtime, minimum wage and tipped workers, as well as broader issues such as how to decide whether wage and hour protections even apply. Here, Law360 reviews the status of the Wage and Hour Division's rulemaking.

  3. May 19, 2023

    Pacific Legal Foundation Talks Wage Rule Fights

    Pacific Legal Foundation has become a go-to challenger of wage and hour laws and regulations, with ongoing cases in the Tenth Circuit and Texas federal court that could potentially curb federal rulemaking on minimum wage and overtime. Law360 spoke with the firm’s Larry Salzman and Luke Wake.

  4. April 17, 2023

    Overtime Regulations Face 'Existential' Threat In Texas Court

    A fast-food business owner’s lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s authority to develop criteria that entitle workers to overtime could cause upheaval in wage and hour litigation by casting doubt on regulations that have guided practitioners for decades, attorneys told Law360. Here, Law360 details the arguments in the case in Texas federal court and what’s at stake.

  5. February 13, 2023

    DOL Defends Authority To Set Salary Rate For OT Exemption

    The U.S. Department of Labor asked a Texas federal judge for a win in a Dairy Queen franchisee's case challenging the agency's authority to regulate federal labor law's overtime pay threshold, saying Congress granted it the power to impose such a rule.

  6. January 02, 2023

    5 Major Wage And Hour Cases To Watch In 2023

    In 2023, cases making their way through the judicial pipeline are poised to leave a mark on wage and hour law. From Fair Labor Standards Act suits covering numerous workers to the U.S. Department of Labor's power to define overtime exemptions, here are five cases to watch.

  7. August 12, 2022

    DOL Autonomy At Risk If Justices Weigh Delegation, Attys Say

    A U.S. Supreme Court whose majority appears interested in limiting the administrative state could soon address the nondelegation doctrine, a possibility attorneys said could impact cases challenging U.S. Department of Labor rules.

  8. August 09, 2022

    Salary Floor For FLSA Exemption Illegal, Biz Owner Says

    The U.S. Department of Labor had no legal authority to raise the minimum salary required to exempt managerial workers from overtime pay requirements, a Dairy Queen and Wally's Burger franchise operator alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Texas federal court.