Federal judge issues a nationwide injunction prohibiting the
Department of Labor from implementing and enforcing its expanded overtime
regulations previously scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016.
Several states and business plaintiffs prevailed against the
Department of Labor in court on November 22, 2016 by obtaining a nationwide
injunction against the DOL’s Final Rule taking effect December 1,2016.
United States District Judge Amos L. Mazzant of the Eastern District of
Texas found the plaintiffs satisfied all prerequisites for a
preliminary injunction, showing a likelihood of success in their challenge
of the rule as well as irreparable harm if it went into effect as
scheduled, while the DOL failed to show it would be harmed if the rule were
delayed. The Department is now prohibited from implementing and enforcing
the Final Rule pending further order of the court. (An electronic copy of
the court’s 11/22/16 order is available upon request to your L&T representative.)