The following was 12/2 update from the US Department of Labor of its appeal of the Texas federal district court’s ruling staying nationwide the implementation of the USDOL’s overtime rules. A link to the USDOL’s official statement follows:
We wanted to make you aware of the latest development regarding the Department of Labor’s Overtime Final Rule. As of yesterday, the Department of Justice on behalf of the Department of Labor filed a notice to appeal the preliminary injunction to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The Department strongly disagrees with the decision by the court. The Department’s Overtime Final Rule is the result of a comprehensive, inclusive rule-making process, and we remain confident in the legality of all aspects of the rule. Our full statement regarding the litigation is here.