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Temporary Injunction Stalls Overtime Regs. Now What?
Posted on: 12/7/2016

News broke recently that a federal judge in Texas granted an emergency injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime regulations – affecting the entire country.

With this court order surfacing shortly before the December 1 deadline for compliance of the new requirements, many employers all over the United States were left wondering how they should proceed concerning their employees.

While the temporary injunction does mean a reprieve, the future of the overtime regs is still somewhat unknown. The final rule or some version of it may ultimately be implemented if the Department of Labor successfully challenges the ruling.

Physician should remain vigilant and not to rely on the November 22 ruling to avoid compliance with the final rule. It is best to be prepared to implement the overtime regulations should the legal challenge be overturned.

According to the Department of Labor, health care workers are expected to make up the bulk of those affected by these regulations.

For more information, access ISMS’ Issue Brief, New Federal Overtime Rules. This resource covers salary thresholds; bonuses, incentive payments and commissions; “duties tests” that determine a worker’s eligibility for overtime pay; and the impact on health care.

If you have questions about the temporary injunction, please contact the ISMS advocacy team at 800-782-4767 ext. 1470 or send an email.

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