Iowa Employment Law Blog

Iowa Employment Law Blog

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Tag Archives: overtime

Uncertainty Over the Future of Salary Test Remains Despite Court Ruling Invalidating Obama-Era Increase

Posted in Human Resources Compliance, Litigation and Trials, Wage and Hour
On August 31, 2017, Judge Amos Mazzant in the Eastern District of Texas issued a final ruling invalidating the Obama Department of Labor’s increase in the minimum salary for exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  This is the same judge that issued the preliminary injunction on November 22, 2016 that prevented the rule… Continue Reading

Texas Court Grants Injunction Delaying the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rules

Posted in Human Resources Compliance, Labor, Wage and Hour
On November 22, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the Department of Labor from implementing and enforcing the new overtime rule as scheduled on December 1, 2016. The new rule more than doubled the minimum salary an employee needed to qualify as exempt from overtime under… Continue Reading

Wage and Hour Cases in the News

Posted in Wage and Hour
Employee Availability After Hours Comes at a Price The Wall Street Journal reports on a potential boom in lawsuits relating to unpaid overtime.  The culprit–company issued smart phones combined with lean workforces requiring fewer employees who handle more responsibility.   With new technology, employees are capable, and often expected, to handle work related communication anytime and anywhere, whether they are… Continue Reading