By A. Edward Hardin, Jr., Brian R. Carnie, and Erin L. Kilgore

A Federal District Judge in Texas struck down an Obama administration Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division rule that would have nearly doubled the salary basis requirement for some exempt employees.  Had the rule remained in place, for certain exempt employees, employers would have had to roughly double the exempt employees’ salaries to maintain the employees’ exempt status, or treat the employees as eligible for the overtime premium.  In November, the court issued a nationwide injunction stopping the rule from going into effect.  This ruling likely moots the pending appeal of the injunction, and it seems unlikely that the Trump administration will appeal this latest ruling given that the administration has already begun laying the groundwork for a possible revision of the prior rule.  Stay tuned.

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