Texas Court to Employers: Hold up on those Federal Overtime Requirements

November 23, 2016

December 1, 2016 isn’t so daunting for employers across the country as a result of a nationwide injunction issued yesterday by a federal judge in Texas. As I’m sure you’ll recall from my post outlining the new federal overtime requirements earlier this year, December 1 was the deadline for employers to implement a new rule which would require workers who are paid a salary less than $47,892 per year or $913 per week to be paid overtime.

As a result of the Texas court’s ruling, employers are not required to implement the rule as scheduled. Until an ultimate decision is made on the merits of the case and the matter has worked its way through the appeals process, the current rule remains in place, which sets the salary threshold for payment of overtime at $23,660 per year or $455 per week.

Matt Landis is an attorney at Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He received his law degree from Widener University and works regularly with business owners and entrepreneurs.