The DOL wants to undo that #OvertimeRule injunction lickety-split!

Wile E Coyote

December 1, 2016 was quite a day!

First, on the day that the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules would have taken affect, I blew up the U.S. Department of Labor‘s spot by winning my 5th ABA Blawg 100 award.

But, buried below the fold was this news that the DOL had appealed a Texas federal court’s nationwide injunction of its overtime rule.

So, I know what you’re thinking.

When does the City of Philadelphia fete Eric with a blawg parade down Broad Street?

What the heck is going on with this overtime rule? Well, this appeal is going to take some time. On Friday, the DOL filed a motion to expedite the appeal. However, even under the DOL’s proposed timetable, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals won’t adjudicate the appeal until February 2017, at the earliest. That is after President-elect Trump takes office. So, a lot can happen between now and then.

I suppose you may have some other questions about how this DOL overtime rule cluster may impact your business. Well, you’re covered and you’re welcome.

On Wednesday, me and my friend Mike Haberman will join SHRM to host a Twitter chat at 3 PM EST. (Between now and then, make sure to follow me on Twitter).

We’ll explore questions like:

  • What will you do now if you had already begun implementing reclassification?
  • How are you helping employees to deal with the environment of uncertainty?
  • What are some of the business and HR-compliance considerations before recommending how to proceed now?

More details here and here.

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