Yesterday, United States District Court Judge Amos Mazzant struck down a Department of Labor overtime regulation which increased the threshold for salary exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act from $23,000 per year to $47,476 per year. Here’s an article from The Hill discussing Judge Mazzant’s ruling: Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama Overtime Rule
I wrote about the overtime regulation when it was released, here: Overtime Rule Released. After the regulation was released, numerous interested parties filed suit in Judge Mazzant’s court challenging the regulations, and he issued a preliminary injunction, which prevented the regulation from going into effect: Judge Halts Overtime Regulation
The DOL under the Obama administration was not satisfied with Judge Mazzant’s ruling and filed an appeal with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals: DOL Appeals Overtime Ruling That appeal remains pending, but many attorneys believe that the DOL under the Trump administration may abandon the appeal. I will keep you updated as the appeal progresses.