Temporary Victory: Federal Court Decision Temporarily Blocks DOL from Enforcing Overtime Rule
On November 22, The National Federation of Independent Business applauded a federal district court’s decision to grant an injunction against the controversial Department of Labor overtime rule, which would have disrupted many small employers who were not ready by the December 1st deadline.
As a result of this ruling, employers can not be punished by the DOL if they are not in compliance by December 1. This is an important step forward in the fight to ultimately overturn this burdensome mandate.
“This is a victory for small business owners and should give them some breathing room until the case can be properly adjudicated,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan.
NFIB members have sent thousands of communications to Congress calling for relief.
NFIB filed a lawsuit against the Department of Labor for stepping far beyond its statutory authority when it made millions of more employees potentially eligible for mandatory overtime.
NFIB sent a letter in support of S. 3464, the Overtime Reform and Review Act. This legislation would mitigate the adverse impact on small businesses of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule and allow employers additional time to plan for payroll changes.
NFIB sent a letter to the Secretary of Labor asking to extend the deadline for compliance with this rule. Even with a delay, NFIB remains opposed to the rule and its policy team is pushing for legislation to repeal it altogether.