Not a Big Surprise......

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.)