News Flash: The new overtime rules are dead! The new overtime rules are dead! Judge Amos L. Mazzant III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas just issued a nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining the U.S. Department of Labor's increase in the salary threshold for employees exempt from overtime that was set to take effect Dec. 1st. This means that nothing will change.
In case you were wishfully thinking that the election results will stop the new overtime regulations from going into effect Dec. 1, be forewarned that they won’t. Nor will the currently pending 21-state challenge, consolidated with a business group lawsuit against the new regulations.
Four million workers will swell the ranks of those eligible for overtime pay on Dec. 1. If you haven’t already, hop on that overtime train now...
You’ve received a job offer in your field at the appropriate level with a reputable company. Salary and benefits are spot on. You’re ready to sign on the dotted line. But wait! Before you do…let’s take a closer look.
UPS driver Peggy Young was pregnant and could not lift more than 20 pounds. She asked to be placed on light duty. UPS’ policy was to provide light duty only to those injured on the job or who qualified as disabled. UPS said Ms. Young was neither.
Free summer interns can prove costly if they become employee plaintiffs in a lawsuit or Department of Labor complaint. Picture this: Your college-aged daughter works in an office from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., five days a week, answering phones and making coffee and photocopies. And she does this for no pay, no career training and no academic credit.