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Overtime Law Update

November 28, 2016 - Attorney Lars Anderson - A federal judge in Texas has halted the Department of Labor’s new Federal Overtime Rule scheduled to go into effect on December 1. The overtime regulation would have raised the minimum salary for the Executive Professional and Administrative exemption from $23,600 to $47,476.

Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a temporary nationwide injunction on Nov. 22. The injunction was issued in response to an emergency motion filed by twenty-one states, which was consolidated with another case filed by the United States Chamber of Commerce and other business groups. Judge Mazzant stated in his decision that a temporary injunction “preserves the status quo while the court determines the department’s authority to make the final rule as well as the final rule’s validity.”

Due to the nationwide temporary injunction, the new overtime regulation will not take effect on Dec. 1. Employers may continue to follow the existing overtime regulations until a final decision is reached in the case, however, employers should be prepared to make the necessary changes in case the temporary injunction is dissolved.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Lars Anderson at landerson@hkqlaw.com or 570-287-3000 ext. 1110.

About Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC

Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn is considered one of the top civil litigation and commercial law firms in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The firm’s Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joe Quinn, has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history, totaling over a half billion dollars on behalf of injured clients. HKQ Law was recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania, 2015.

The Personal Injury Team focuses on a wide array of personal injury claims and civil litigation, including medical malpractice, auto and truck accidents, aviation accidents, unsafe vehicles, dangerous or defective products, workplace injuries (worker's compensation), construction site accidents, claim denials by insurance companies, dangerous drugs, defective children's products, nursing home abuse and neglect, and falls due to unsafe conditions (slip and fall).

Attorney Joseph A Quinn is one of only 100 attorneys in the United States (and one of only three in Pennsylvania)
honored with membership in the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates, and one of only 500 attorneys worldwide chosen to be a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since the program began and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since the publication was established in 1987. Best Lawyers also named him top personal injury attorney for Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. In addition, Best Lawyers, in conjunction with U.S. News & World Report, has designated HKQ a Tier 1 Best Law Firm for personal injury and medical malpractice litigation in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

Since the inception of the firm, the Commercial / Corporate Team led by Attorney Allan Kluger has provided comprehensive, integrated legal services to many of Northeastern and Eastern Pennsylvania's largest corporations, businesses, banks, non-profits and institutions, handling matters involving labor and employment, wills, trusts and estate planning, estate administration, elder law, commercial transactions, residential and commercial real estate, zoning, land use and development, telecommunications, mediations and arbitrations, commercial litigation, title insurance, business planning and business succession, corporate/business structuring, employment discrimination law for employers, banking, creditor’s rights, finance, lender liability defense, covenants not to compete, construction law, mergers and acquisitions and other business matters.

				

 

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