A federal judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction against the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime rule, which was scheduled to go into effect Dec. 1.
The FLSA rule was set to increase the minimum salary threshold overtime “exemption” from $23,660 per year to $47,476 per year. A lawsuit challenging the rule was filed by 21 states and a variety of employer groups, including the National Retail Federation.
U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant said Tuesday that states that challenged the rule were able to effectively show “irreparable harm” if it went into effect, while the Labor Department did not prove it would be harmed if the rule was not implemented.
How will UA Little Rock employees be affected?
- The employees who were to start punching in and out daily in TimeClock Plus will not be required to do so until further notice. Reporting exception time only (leave taken) will continue as it has in the past months.
- All salaries will remain at the current level.
Please direct any questions to staff in Human Resources at 501.569.3180.