The much-anticipated ruling on a challenge to the new overtime rules has
arrived just in time for Thanksgiving, and has given employers nationwide something
to be thankful for. Judge Amos Mazzant granted the request for a preliminary
injunction brought by 21 states and various business organizations, meaning the
rules will not go into effect on December 1 as previously planned. As covered earlier, those rules sought to raise the salary-level requirements for white-collar exemptions under the FLSA—nearly doubling the current threshold from $23,660 to $47,476—and would have resulted in more overtime-eligible employees than ever before.