A federal judge is Texas recently granted a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit challenging the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rules. The overtime rule decision applies nationwide. For now, New Jersey municipalities should continue to use the old salary thresholds for determining when employees must be paid overtime wages.
A New Jersey federal judge recently certified a class action lawsuit against the City of East Orange. The plaintiffs in the case are law enforcement officers who allege that the city failed to compensate them for overtime wages in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the FLSA,