2016 New DOL Overtime Rule Struck Down – For Good
September 1, 2017

A federal judge in Texas has struck down the pending overtime rule from last November. This rule from the Obama Administration’s Department of Labor would have increased the salary threshold for “white collar” exemptions from $23,660 to $47,476. This rule was blocked by injunction in November of 2016 by the same court. The judge’s ruling is now final, and only the Department of Labor can appeal – which is unlikely with the new Trump administration and the new Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. Secretary Acosta has said that he feels a new threshold may be needed, but not as high as the threshold in this struck down rule.

Nick Daukas

Nick Daukas


With 30+ years of HR experience Nick specializes in ER, OD, Recruitment and Legal Compliance. He has an MBA and holds advanced HR certifications SPHR, SHRM-SCP.


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