Siegel, O'Connor, O'Donnell & Beck, P.C.

Siegel, O'Connor, O'Donnell & Beck, P.C. is a Connecticut-based law firm with a national reputation in the practice specialty of labor and employment law.  Our firm is dedicated exclusively to the representation of employers in the complex dynamic of labor and employment law matters in the workplace.

We have counseled private and public sector management clients on labor and employment issues for 50 years.  Because of our extensive involvement in the representation of clients in labor and employment law, our Firm is able to provide clients with unmatched experience, focus and depth that results in excellent and cost-effective legal service, strategy, and solutions.

 

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a Federal District Court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Department of Labor's new overtime regulations regarding executive, administrative and professional employees ("white-collar employees") from taking effect on December 1, 2016. This Injunction is nationwide and takes effect immediately. As the Injunction is not a final order, it is subject to revision or appeal, and will remain in effect until further order of the District Court or the Court of Appeals.

 Under the Injunction, employers are not required to comply with the new minimum salary threshold requirements for white-collar employees, which were increased to $913/week ($47,476 annually). Until further notice, the current minimum salary basis, as established by the current Department of Labor regulations, will continue to be $455/week ($23,660 annually). For Connecticut employers, however, the minimum salary basis will continue to be $475/week ($24,700).

 The attorneys at Siegel, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Beck, P.C. will continue to keep you appraised of any further legal developments regarding the minimum salary threshold requirements.  

For further guidance on complying with these changes, please contact Siegel O’Connor O’Donnell and Beck, P.C.