Last week, on November 22, 2016, the federal Eastern District Court of Texas temporarily enjoined the Department of Labor from implementing its changes to the salary requirements for white collar exemptions. The regulations, as described in my May 18, 2016 blawg article, were to be effective on December 1, 2016 and raised the salary requirement for exemption from $455 per week to $913 per week.
The injunction temporarily delays the implementation of the new rules until the injunction is overturned or upheld on appeal. Either way, there is no guarantee that employers will receive notification of appeal results from the DoL, so please follow this issue closely. We will be tracking and updating our blawg as the matter progresses. Let us know if you have questions about this or any other legal matter of concern.