The new Department of Labor overtime rules, set to go into effect December 1, are now on hold.
Late yesterday, a federal judge in Texas issued an injunction blocking the new rules that would extend overtime pay to more than 4 million employees. This means that the salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay remains at $23,660 until the court makes a final ruling.
“A preliminary injunction preserves the status quo while the court determines the department’s authority to make the final rule as well as the final rule’s validity,” said U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant in his ruling.
PLEASE NOTE: Corporate Payroll Services will not take any action with your employees in terms of raising or lowering salaries or converting employees from hourly to salary or vice versa without your specific instructions.
If you have instructed us to make a change in anticipation of the new rule which we have already made and you wish for us to change it back, you must specifically instruct us to do so."
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