Labor Law -- 2017

Plano Chamber of Commerce v. Perez   (E.D. Tex.)

Challenging DOL's new overtime rule

The NAM sued the Department of Labor (DOL) to challenge its overtime rule. The rule was scheduled to become effective on December 1, 2016 and would have increased the minimum salary exemption threshold for executive, administrative or professional employees by more than 100%, from $23,660 to $47,476 annually. This case is important as more than 4.2 million employees, many of them in manufacturing, would have immediately lost their exempt status causing economic harm to both employers and employees. The NAM argued that the rule exceeded the DOL’s authority under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and as such the rule is invalid. In a win for manufacturers, the judge granted summary judgement allowing business to continue to operate without a detrimental impact.

Related Documents:
NAM Opposition Motion to Intervene  (December 15, 2016)
NAM Opposition Motion to Stay  (December 15, 2016)
NAM Reply Brief  (November 21, 2016)
NAM Response  (October 21, 2016)
NAM Motion to Consolidate  (October 17, 2016)
NAM Summary Judgment Brief  (October 14, 2016)
NAM Complaint  (September 20, 2016)