Initial decision on overtime rule expected next week


On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas heard oral arguments on an emergency motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rule, scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1, 2016.

The Court heard oral argument from 9 a.m. until 12:40 p.m., from not only the 21 states that filed suit, but also the business groups that filed a separate suit. The Court took the motion under advisement and stated that it hopes an initial ruling will be issued on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

L. Michael Zinser is the founding partner of The Zinser Law Firm in Nashville, Tenn. The firm, which has a heavy concentration of clients in communications media, represents management in the area of labor and employment. Zinser can be reached at (615) 244-9700 or


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