Overtime Appeal Oral Argument Scheduled for October 3

August 28, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will hold an oral argument in New Orleans on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, in a highly-watched case involving revised overtime regulations that were supposed to become effective last December.

The controversial regulations would have more than doubled the minimum salary requirement for the major white-collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) from $455 per week to $913 per week. Annualized, that would have been an increase in the salary threshold from $23,660 per year to $47,476 per year.

The regulations were scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, but were temporarily enjoined on a nationwide basis by a federal judge in Texas just before Thanksgiving. That ruling resulted in this appeal to the Fifth Circuit.