On November 22, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction, delaying the implementation date of the new overtime rule.  The new rule, which increases the minimum amount that most exempt employees must be paid from $455 per week to $913 per week ($47,476 annually), was set to become effective nationwide on December 1st.  However, while the injunction remains in place, employers cannot be required to comply with the new rule.

Brian Mundahl, the Sioux Falls based investigator for the U. S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division,  is advising employers to continue to follow existing regulations until further notice.

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