Texas Court Strikes Down Obama-Era Overtime Rule

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On September 1, Judge Mazzant of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas struck down the Obama-era overtime rulemaking, which would have doubled the minimum salary employees must receive to qualify as "exempt" from overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rulemaking is effectively nullified by this decision.

Additionally, on July 26, President Trump's Department of Labor issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public input on the Obama-era rulemaking as well as potential changes for overtime requirements under the FLSA. Comments on the RFI are due September 25.

For additional information on both the ruling and the RFI, please see the Washington Insider Alert provided by CUPA-HR.

Jen Ortega serves as a consultant to EDUCAUSE on federal policy and government relations. She has worked with EDUCAUSE since 2013 and assists with monitoring legislative and regulatory proposals across a range of policy areas, including cybersecurity, data privacy, e-learning, and accessibility.