Overtime Litigants Ask for Expedited Review

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In September, two separate challenges were filed against the Department of Labor’s overtime rules. In the first challenge, 21 states have joined together to object to the rule, based on its impact on state funds and budgets. In a separate action, the US Chamber of Commerce and more than 50 other national and Texas business groups challenged the rule for violating the Administrative Procedure Act. 

On October 12 and 14 respectively, attorneys for both litigants filed motions for expedited summary judgement in the cases. In layman’s terms, this means that they are requesting a verdict from the judge without the benefit of a full trial. 

Both challenges are under review by the same court and judge, Judge Amos Louis Mazzant III of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. 

The final overtime rules are slated to take effect December 1, 2016. Stay tuned for any impact from these latest legal challenges. In the meantime, clubs and all employers should be preparing to comply with the final regulations.

Posted by Will Flourance at 10/26/2016 02:13:30 PM |