Employers Welcome Delay on Department of Labor Overtime Rule Sante Ghetti | November 28, 2016 On November 22, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction against the Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule which was set to go into effect December 1, and would have doubled the current threshold under which employees must be paid overtime. Therefore, the implementation deadline will not be enforced and there is no need for employers to comply by December 1. RELATED: Read this excerpt from our partners at the National Small Business Association. In his temporary ruling, Judge Mazzant stated that, “…the Final Rule exceeds the Department’s authority,” signaling he is likely to permanently overturn the rule. Business organizations from around the country have strongly opposed the overtime rule as it represents an economic burden and it would add new layers of complex regulation for America’s small businesses. Learn more about COSE and GCP’s advocacy efforts.