Federal Judge Hold Implementation of New Overtime Regulations
Just a few days before the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Regulations were set to become effective, a 5th Circuit Federal Judge issued a ruling placing an injunction on the implementation of those Regulations which were estimated to effect nearly 4.2 million American workers. The new Regulations nearly doubled the minimum salary level for those who would be exempt from the overtime provisions of the FLSA and provide for adjustments every three years. 21 States filed an emergency motion for an injunction in October stating the Department of Labor had exceeded its authority with these new provisions.
For now, employers can hold any adjustments that they were going make relative these new Regulations on December 1 while the question of their legality is resolved. To get more details on the specifics and to catch up on the Member Advisories relative to these new Regulations, log into the AAA website.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Scott A. Moore, Esq. has been in the emergency medical services field for over 26 years. Scott has held various executive positions at several ambulance services in Massachusetts. Scott is a licensed attorney, specializing in Human Resource, employment and labor law, employee benefits, and corporate compliance matters. Scott has a certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and was the Co-Chair of the Education Committee for the American Ambulance Association (AAA) for several years. In addition, Scott is a Site Reviewer for the Commission on the Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). Scott earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Salem State College and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. Scott maintains his EMT and still works actively in the field as a call-firefighter/EMT in his hometown. Scott is a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Northeast Human Resource Association.