On Tuesday, November 22, 216, a federal judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction against the FLSA overtime rule. This preliminary injunction will prevent the FLSA rule from going into effect on December 1st which may give many employers a sigh of relief! Many professionals in the employment arena did not think that this would happen which makes this an “exciting” turn of events.
What does that mean for you as a business owner?
The Department of Labor has already gone on record to disagree with the decision as well as say they are considering their legal options. Only time will tell what the official outcome will be.
If you have already made changes to employees, StaffScapes, as well as the Society of Human Resources, recommends keeping the changes in place until we know more information. If employers were waiting, they can continue their current pay structure and wait for this to unfold.
If you would like to review your current circumstances, please contact StaffScapes next week and we would be happy to review this with you.
Here is a link to the Society of Human Resources article for more information (https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/judge-blocks-flsa-overtime-rule.aspx)