August 31, 2017, Federal Judge Amos Mazzant struck down the Obama administration's 2016 rule that more than doubled—from $23,660 to $47,476—the minimum annual salary required to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's "white collar" exemptions. Last November, the same court blocked the overtime rule, but had not yet declared it invalid.
Employers don't have to make any changes. The order is a final ruling.
However, employers should prepare for an eventual increase to the exempt salary threshold, even though it isn't clear what the final number will be. The rumors are in the $30Ks somewhere.
That means the existing overtime regulations apply for now, which is as follows:
To be considered “exempt,” employees must meet three (3) requ...