A Texas Judge issued a nationwide preliminary injunction yesterday preventing the DOL from implementing or enforcing its regulation raising the salary level for the white collar exemptions. An article discussing the case and the impact is posted on our website. Here is the link: http://www.jacksonlewis.com/publication/texas-court-grants-nationwide-preliminary-injunction-enjoining-department-labor-implementing-or-enforcing-regulation.
We are holding a webinar on Monday at 12:00 EST to discuss the decision and the options employers have in light of the decision and likely appeal by the DOL. You may register using this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1500270800817977346?source=JL.
Needless to say, employers are faced with a chaotic situation and their insurance carriers face that uncertainty with them. While invalidating the increased salary basis leaves the old test in place, the order would seem to give rise to a challenge to the salary and fee basis regulations that long have been part of the wage-hour exemption tests for those engaged in professional, managerial/executive and administrative capacities.