The Department of Labor filed an appeal of the recent federal Court’s decision to halt the new overtime rule increasing salary requirements for certain exempt employees. Because the appeal process can be lengthy, and it is uncertain what effect the new administration will have on this issue, employers are encouraged to continue what they’ve been doing since November 22 when the federal Court granted the emergency motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the rule. At this time, the injunction is still in effect and the new rule did not take effect on December 1st.

Blethen, Gage and Krause will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as they are available.

We are available to provide assistance and guidance regarding this issue. You may call one of our employment law attorneys – Julia Ketcham Corbett, Beth Serrill or Kevin Velasquez at 507-345-1166 if you have questions.