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Federal court blocks incoming overtime expansion rule

By on November 23, 2016 |

In a prior blog post, we explored changes to overtime pay rules for hourly workers that were set to take effect on December 1, 2016.  Yesterday, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the rule.

The Department of Labor promptly issued a statement expressing their displeasure with the ruling, and indicated the Department was exploring its legal options.  So, this decision doesn’t necessarily mark the end of overtime reform.  But, a final resolution prior to the start of the Trump administration in January is unlikely.

This rule was poised to have a significant impact on the construction industry.  We will continue to monitor this issue, and you’ll be able to read about further developments here on the blog.

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