Paul DeCamp, a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC office, was quoted in Law360, in “4 Things to Watch After Obama’s OT Rule Nixed,” by Vin Gurrieri. (Read the full version – subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
Employers scored a big victory Thursday when a Texas federal judge struck down a rule put forward by the Obama administration that doubled the salary threshold under the Fair Labor Standards Act for workers to qualify for so-called white collar exemptions for overtime pay.
U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant granted summary judgment to the Plano Chamber of Commerce, more than 55 other business groups and 21 states that had challenged the Obama administration’s 2016 rule raising the minimum salary for exemptions to just over $47,000 per year, and increased the overtime eligibility threshold for highly compensated workers from $100,000 to about $134,000.
As to Judge Mazzant’s most recent ruling, Epstein Becker Green member Paul DeCamp, a former WHD administrator, said he would be surprised if the DOL challenged it “because the judge did not say the department can’t use a salary requirement.”