Last week, ANCOR informed members of the preliminary injunction issued by a federal district court judge which temporarily blocked the implementation of the Department of Labor's Overtime Exemption Rule. Yesterday, the Department of Labor filed its notice of appeal challenging the injunction.
The DOL issued statements following the November 22nd ruling and the December 1st appeal, stating: “The Department strongly disagrees with the decision by the court, which has the effect of delaying a fair day's pay for a long day's work for millions of hardworking Americans. The Department's Overtime Final Rule is the result of a comprehensive, inclusive rule-making process, and we remain confident in the legality of all aspects of the rule. We are currently considering all of our legal options.” Read the full statements from the Department of Labor.
ANCOR members who were able to attend our members-only call last Friday learned that organizations are approaching the injunction in a number of ways. Many are moving forward with plans put in place in anticipation of the original December 1 date. There has been a wide range of reporting on the last-minute injunction including recent articles in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Washington Post.
ANCOR members who are unsure of next steps now that there is a temporary injunction on the Department of Labor's Overtime Exemption Rule as well as a DOL appeal to the rule are reminded that they can receive up to three hours of legal consultation with Gilliland, Maguire, and Harper PC free of charge.
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