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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fed Court Halts Overtime Rule, Home-Care Workers For Seniors and Disabled Included

November 22, 2016 -- A Texas judge ruled that the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) attempt to expand overtime pay to more than 4 million employees starting December 1, 2016 will be delayed. The court ruling comes as a relief to numerous employers and Chamber members who have expressed concern surrounding not only the added cost, but implementation concerns, as well. The injunction will allow the judge more time before making a final decision on the authority of the DOL to make the rule change. Read more on yesterday’s ruling, Washington Post article.

The ruling will affect a diverse range of employment, but also Home-Care workers that assist seniors and people with disabilities. As more information becomes available we will updates our posts.

What yesterday’s ruling means for employers is that the rule will not be enforced as originally planned starting on December 1, 2016. Though you should continue to be prepared for possible implementation at a later date.

Disclaimer: this update is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to this issue, or any other legal question concerning or impacting your business.

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