On Aug. 31, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted summary judgment for a diverse coalition of 55 business groups, led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and joined by numerous state governments, challenging the DOL’s redefinition of who qualifies as an exempt employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The decision effectively nullifies the DOL rule in its entirety.
Had the rule gone into effect, it would have more than doubled the minimum salary level for exempt white collar employees from $455 per week ($23,660 annually) to $913 per week ($47,476 annually).
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