Analysis

DOL's OT Rule Strategy May Leave Employers In Limbo

By Vin Gurrieri (August 29, 2017, 7:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor's decision not to ask the Fifth Circuit to pause a challenge to an injunction freezing the Obama administration's controversial overtime rule while the agency crafts a replacement means the 2016 regulations could get a green light before a replacement rule is ready, creating a potential compliance nightmare for employers.

Finalized in the last year of President Barack Obama's term, the regulation in question broadened federal overtime pay regulations to cover nearly 4 million more people, raised the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's "white collar" exemption to just over $47,000...

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