Federal court blocks incoming overtime expansion rule
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.