December 6, 2016 – A federal judge in Texas has issued an injunction against the Department of Labor’s rule requiring overtime pay.
On December 2, the US Department of Labor (DOL) filed a motion with the US Court of Appeals seeking an expedited briefing schedule on its appeal of the overtime rule that was scheduled to take effect on December 1st.
In its motion the DOL requests a schedule that would require the appeal to be fully briefed by February 7, 2017 and noticed for argument as soon as possible thereafter.
The DOL proposes that the Court of Appeals require the plaintiffs to respond to the motion by December 6, and the Court issue a ruling on the motion by December 8. If the Court grants the motion with the schedule proposed by the DOL, the agency’s opening brief would be filed on December 16, 2016.