Thursday, December 22, 2016
Courts - Still more on: Many in limbo because a federal district judge in Texas ruled to halt an overtime rule
Indiana University is planning to wait until after President-elect Donald Trump takes office before deciding if it will reverse any of the changes that were made to comply with new federal overtime rules, despite a judge's decision to block the order.
"Once we get into January, we'll see if we can get any information about what the Trump Administration will do with the (Fair Labor Standards Act) change and reassess," said John Whelan, vice president for university human resources at IU. "For now, we made all the changes, and we are not revising any of those changes at this point."
IU began implementing changes in advance of the Dec. 1 deadline to comply with the new rule that would have extended overtime eligibility to millions of Americans. Just a week before the Obama Administration order went into effect, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction temporarily suspending the measure.