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Published on Monday, December 12, 2016

Court halts implementation of new FLSA rule

The new FLSA rule – which was set to take effect on December 1, 2016 – has been temporarily enjoined by a federal trial court in Texas. The new rule would have more than doubled the minimum salary level for “white collar” exempt employees from $455 per week ($23,660 annually) to $913 per week ($47,476 annually). Given the injunction, employers can continue to rely on and apply the existing salary threshold.

Publication of AWC’s 2016 edition of the Washington State Public Employer Overtime Guide was placed on hold given the litigation challenging the new FLSA rule. In response to the temporary injunction on the rule, the Guide will be updated to reflect the current state of the law and made available later this month. Consult your legal counsel for advice about what this means for your city or town.

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