- Written by Rebecca Hause-Schultz
Cheryl Stanton, current head of South Carolina’s workforce agency, has been selected by President Trump to head the Department of Labor (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division. The Wage and Hour Division enforces federal wage and overtime laws. Stanton served in the George W. Bush administration as the White House legal liaison to the Labor Department and spent many years as an employment defense attorney.
- Written by Gregory Blueford
Today, a Texas federal judge invalidated the Obama administration’s proposed overtime exemption rule that was initially supposed to go into effect on December 1, 2016. The proposed overtime rules, explained here, sought to increase the federal “white collar” salary basis threshold for overtime exemption from $23,660 to $47,476. The proposed rule had been blocked from going into effect (here) by the Texas federal court after a challenge from 21 states since November 2016.