Texas Court Rules Obama-Era Overtime Regulations Invalid Because They Exceeded DOL’s Authority

Employers and their attorneys alike have been waiting for a ruling on whether the Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2016 regulations regarding the salary basis test for exempt executive, administrative and professional employees would ultimately be upheld. As a refresher, in 2016, the DOL enacted new regulations set to take effect on December 1, 2016, which would have raised the minimum salary employers were required to pay persons employed in executive, administrative and professional capacities from $455.00 per week ($23,660.00 annually) to $913.00 per week ($47,476.00 annually) for those individuals to be properly classified as exempt from overtime. If the employer could not meet the new salary threshold, these employees would have had to be paid overtime for each hour worked in excess of 40 hours per week. More


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