Addendum: Changes in Overtime Laws Are Halted

by Shannon Middleton

In April and June, we published blog posts about changes in overtime laws for the white collar exemptions set to take effect on December 1, 2016 (see Changes in Overtime Laws are Coming and Update: Changes in Overtime Laws are Coming). Yesterday, an Eastern District of Texas Judge issued a nationwide injunction barring the implementation of the new overtime rules.  This means that for now, the salary thresholds for the white collar exemptions remain unchanged and are not increasing.

The future of the overtime rules remains uncertain. The injunction is in effect until further order from the court but the Department of Labor could appeal or request that the court stay the injunction. The future is further complicated by the upcoming change in administration. Stay tuned for more information but for now employers can leave salary levels at status quo. 


Shannon Middleton is an attorney at Gutwein Law. Prior to receiving her J.D. from Indiana University McKinney School of Law, she earned a BS in Management from Purdue University. She focuses primarily on business and employment law.


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