BREAKING NEWS: Nationwide Injunction Issued on OT Regs by Texas Judge

In Brief:

  • A Federal judge in
    Texas granted a nationwide injunction blocking
    the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule from going into effect as scheduled
    on December 1, 2016
  • The drastic
    increase to the salary-level threshold unlawfully circumvented Congressional
    intent and created a “de factor salary-only test” for overtime eligibility
  • Judge Mazzant’s
    decision completes a trifecta of rulings in Texas federal courts in the past 30
    days blocking the implementation of controversial labor rules issued by the
    Obama administration (earlier rulings enjoined the Persuader and Fair Pay and
    Safe Workplaces (“blacklisting”) regulations)