Texas Federal Court Halts DOL’s New Salary Threshold Test for Exempt Employees

Texas Federal Court Halts DOL’s New Salary Threshold Test for Exempt Employees

With a little over a week before the new salary threshold test for exempt employees was due to go into effect, a Texas federal court issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on November 22, 2016. This halts the US Department of Labor’s new salary threshold test for exempt employees, and it will not go into effect on December 1, 2016 as planned.

 

What We Know

The preliminary injunction isn’t permanent; it maintains status quo under the regulations until the court has had a chance to review the merits of the case objecting to the revisions to the regulation.

 

What Do Employers Do Now?

Employers are in a holding pattern until there are further developments. If you would like to discuss the impact of this for your organization, please email us at info@xeniumhr.com

 

Brandon Laws

As Director of Marketing, Brandon Laws leads all marketing efforts for Xenium, providing oversight on all marketing campaigns, digital marketing strategy, events, sponsorships and public relations. Brandon brings a positive energy to every aspect of his role at Xenium—from internal initiatives around culture and wellness to industry thought leadership through the Xenium podcast and other social efforts. Active within the HR community, he currently volunteers on the board of the Portland Human Resource Management Association as the Director of Marketing & PR.

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