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As most of you are aware, the Department of Labor had promulgated regulations that would have dramatically increased the number of employees eligible to be paid overtime. Those regulations were scheduled to be implemented on December 1, 2016. A Texas Federal Court has now enjoined the implementation and enforcement of those regulations. You may find the Court's opinion here.

While the future of this regulation remains unclear, as of now the old regulations will remain in effect. There is the potential that the Department of Labor may appeal this decision to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit or the United States Supreme Court. Another variable is the change in administrations. Assuming that the injunction remains in effect through January, the new administration can decide to abandon the proposed regulations or to seek their implementation.

Any questions that you may have regarding overtime or the proposed regulations should be directed to Alan C. Blanco or James W. Carroll, Jr.

James W. Carroll, Jr., Esq.

About the Author

James Carroll has practiced law for over 40 years, with an emphasis on employment law for over 30 years.  He has been recognized as a leading Employment Law attorney with numerous awards, including  the Pittsburgh 2015 Employment Lawyer of the Year - Individuals by The Best Lawyers in America ®. An active trial lawyer, he has litigated cases in Pennsylvania, as well as in the federal courts in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.  Jim can be reached at (412) 338-1117 or