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Capitol Correspondence - 09.01.17

Department of Labor Overtime Rule Overturned

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A federal court in Texas issued a ruling on the case that originally led to the preliminary injunction in November against the Obama-era Department of Labor (DOL) Overtime Rule. The Court held yesterday that the Final Rule from 2016 is invalid because DOL overstepped its authority and focused too much on salaries rather than duties. Read more about the judgment here and the full decision here.

This means that even if the Trump Administration’s DOL wanted to implement the 2016 Final Rule (unlikely but possible), it now could not because it is invalid. As a result, this decision will play an important role in what the DOL will be doing next, particularly since it recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the DOL rule.

ANCOR formed a work group to obtain members’ input on the RFI – thank you to all those who contributed! ANCOR is currently writing the response to the RFI.