Judge Strikes Down Obama-Era Overtime Rule


OMA Connections Partner, Roetzel, posted: “On Thursday, August 31, 2017, Judge Amos Mazzant struck down the Obama administration’s overtime rule that would have extended mandatory overtime pay to more than four million U.S. workers. Specifically, the rule would have doubled the threshold for exempting “executive, administrative, and professional” workers from overtime pay. This is the latest blow to the rule, which has been battered since shortly before it was scheduled to go into effect.” And: “Although the current version of the rule may never take effect, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and the DOL have indicated that a revised rule is being considered. In July, the DOL issued a request for information seeking public feedback that will aid the DOL in formulating a revised rule. The 60-day public comment period will end in late September. ” Read more from Roetzel here. 9/5/2017