By: Edmund O’Meally, Esquire firstname.lastname@example.org
Yesterday, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction prohibiting the Department of Labor from implementing the new salary thresholds for FLSA exemptions. According to the Court, the regulatory change was not allowed in the statute itself and essentially created a de facto salary-only test. Of note, the duties test (e.g., executive, professional, administrative, etc.) still apply. Secretaries, office clerks, custodians, paralegals, etc. will still be eligible for overtime if they work more than 40 hours a week.
Although there will likely be an appeal, unless the case is resolved before the inauguration, it is unlikely that President Trump will pursue the matter in an effort to raise the salary threshold.