exclamation_bigstock-d-red-exclamation-mark-on-whi-189841521-225x300Christmas came early for many employers yesterday when, in a stunning turn of events, Judge Amos L. Mazzant III of the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction halting the implementation of the Department of Labor’s Overtime Final Rule. This Overtime Final Rule would have doubled the requisite minimum salary threshold for employees to qualify as exempt from the FLSA’s overtime regulations and extended overtime eligibility to an estimated 4.2 million workers. But, in a blow to the Obama administration’s economic legacy, a federal judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday delaying the implementation of the Overtime Final Rule and indicating a likelihood that a ruling permanently striking down the regulations is on the forefront. Read more>>