On Nov. 22, 2016, Human Resource Services learned that a federal judge in Texas has entered a nationwide injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes that were to take effect Dec. 1, 2016. The FLSA change was to modify the overtime eligibility requirements by increasing the required annual salary from $23,660 to $47,476.
This injunction means that we will not be moving forward with implementing the FLSA changes at this time. It is expected that the DOL will appeal this ruling quickly, however, it is uncertain how long the appeal will take. Human Resources will keep you informed as updates are received.