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The Wagner Law Group

The Wagner Law Group, A Professional Corporation, is a nationally recognized ERISA & employee benefits, estate planning, employment, labor & human resources practice. 


Established in 1996, The Wagner Law Group now has 26 attorneys engaged exclusively in employee benefits, estate planning and employment law. Six of our attorneys are AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell as having very high to preeminent legal abilities and ethical standards. The firm is among the largest ERISA boutiques in the country. Our practice is national in scope, with clients in more than 40 states and several foreign countries.





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The Wagner Law Group


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Tel: (617) 357-5200 

Fax: (617) 357-5250 

99 Summer Street 

13th Floor

Boston, MA 02110

Palm Beach Gardens 

Tel: (561) 293-3590
Fax: (561) 293-3591
7108 Fairway Drive
Suite 125
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418



Tel: (813) 603-2959

Fax: (813) 603-2961

101 East Kennedy Boulevard

Suite 2140
Tampa, FL  33602 


San Francisco

Tel: (415) 625-0002

Fax: (415) 358-8300

300 Montgomery Street

Suite 600

San Francisco, CA 94104


St. Louis

Tel: (314) 236-0065

Fax: (314) 236-5743
100 South 4th Street, Suite 550
St. Louis, MO  63102 







November 28, 2016


 Employment Law Alert





Preliminary Injunction Issued Against Department Of Labor's Overtime Rule






On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a federal district court judge in Texas issued an injunction blocking the new overtime rule implemented by the Department of Labor (DOL).  As a result, the DOL's overtime rule will not go into effect as scheduled on December 1, 2016. 


While it is unclear whether the DOL's overtime rule will go into effect in the future, it may be necessary to honor action already taken by your organization in preparing for the new rule. For example, if an employee has been offered a job at a higher rate because of the DOL's rule, it may not be possible to rescind that offer because of the injunction. The employee could claim detrimental reliance. Similarly, broad reductions in compensation can create morale and employee engagement issues. 


The next steps should include meeting with your human resources department and  legal counsel to create a plan that best addresses the needs in your organization.    





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