U.S. DOL Appeals Texas Injunction of FLSA Salary Regs

As we previously reported, a federal judge in Texas recently issued a nationwide injunction putting a halt to regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which would have doubled the minimum salary needed to satisfy the “white collar” exemptions to overtime and minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Yesterday, the DOL appealed that decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and it is expected to seek emergency consideration of the appeal.  If the Fifth Circuit hears the appeal on an expedited basis, it may prevent the incoming Trump Administration from abandoning a defense of those regulations, as would be widely expected.  We will keep you updated with any additional developments.

- Dan Handman 

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