• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

DOL on overtime rule: We could defend but don’t really want to

Get PDF file

by on
in Employment Law,Human Resources

The Department of Labor has made what may be its last move in the abortive rulemaking process that would have raised the white-collar overtime salary threshold.

In a brief filed with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on June 30, the DOL argued that it has the authority to establish an overtime salary test, but declines to do so in this particular case. In so many words—the brief is 145 pages long—the DOL is saying that it would rather not defend against a legal challenge to its authority at this time. No word on when the 5th Circuit will issue a ruling in the case.

Meanwhile, the DOL on June 27 submitted a “request for information” on overtime regulations, signaling the start of a new round of rulemaking.

Leave a Comment