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The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has entered an order today blocking the Obama Administration’s implementation and enforcement of new overtime regulations that were finalized earlier this year. Specifically, the DOL’s new overtime regulations were to increase the minimum salary an employer must pay to bona fide executive, professional, and administrative employees in order for such employees to be exempt from the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. These new regulations were to become effective on December 1, 2016, but today’s ruling should at least postpone the new rule.

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