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State of Nevada v. U.S. Dep’t of Labor, No. 4:16-CV-731, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140522 (E.D. Tex. Aug. 31, 2017)

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Texas Federal Court Deals Yet Another Blow to USDOL's Overtime Rule (Updated 09 05 17)

Fisher Phillips • September 05, 2017
UPDATED 09 05 17: The USDOL has submitted an unopposed motion for voluntary dismissal of the interlocutory appeal of the preliminary injunction.

District Court Holds Overtime Rule Invalid; Is End of Obama-Era Rule Here?

Jackson Lewis P.C. • September 04, 2017
The Department of Labor’s May 2016 Final Rule, which would have more than doubled the minimum salary necessary to satisfy the “executive, administrative or professional” (the “EAP” or “white collar”) overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act, is invalid, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has held. State of Nevada v. U.S. Dep’t of Labor, No. 4:16-CV-731, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140522 (E.D. Tex. Aug. 31, 2017). This cements the position the court took in granting a preliminary injunction against the DOL last November.

Next Nail In The Coffin: Overtime Rule Struck Down By Judge

Fisher Phillips • September 04, 2017
A federal judge in Texas today struck down the controversial Obama-era change to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act that was intended to substantially raise the minimum salary threshold required for employees to qualify for the “white collar” exemptions. This signifies another nail in the coffin for the so-called “overtime rule,” which was originally blocked in late November 2016, and has since faced a very uncertain future given the subsequent change in White House leadership.

Texas Federal Court Deals Yet Another Blow to USDOL's Overtime Rule

Fisher Phillips • September 04, 2017
A federal judge in Texas struck down the controversial Obama-era change to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act that was intended to substantially raise the minimum salary threshold required for employees to qualify for the "white collar" exemptions. This signifies another setback for the so-called "overtime rule". While the decision is favorable to employers, the fate of the Final Rule remains to be seen.

Texas District Court Strikes Down Obama FLSA Exemption Rules

Franczek Radelet P.C • September 04, 2017
Earlier today, Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued his final ruling in State of Nevada et al. v. United States Department of Labor, et al. Judge Mazzant granted the Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment, holding that the Department of Labor exceeded the authority delegated to it by Congress by increasing the minimum salary for the Executive, Administrative, and Professional exemptions under the FLSA to $913 per week.