The Obama Administration made sweeping changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act(FLSA), which changed the threshold for salary “exemption” from $23,000 per year to $47,476 per year ($913 per week). Yesterday, Texas Judge Amos L. Mazzant III blocked the implementation of this law.
This is a temporary injunction, which means that the change can be implemented at a later date, depending on how the pending court cases are decided. Of course, with President-Elect Trump expected to appoint a much more business friendly Labor Secretary, it’s possible that this regulation change will not come back.
Employment Lawyer Jon Hyman explains that this case hinged on the fact that the “new, higher salary level improperly swallows the rest of the exemption test and makes salary alone dispositive on the issue of exemption qualification.”
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