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Jeff Starling Quoted in Birmingham Business Journal Regarding Department of Labor Overtime Rule

Jeff Starling, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and chair of the Labor & Employment Practice, was quoted in the Birmingham Business Journal on November 23, 2016, regarding the Department of Labor (DOL)’s overtime rule, which was blocked by a Texas court just over a week before it was scheduled to go into effect. If enacted, the new rule would raise the salary threshold for overtime pay eligibility from $23,660 to $46,476, affecting an estimated 4 million Americans. Jeff spoke with the Birmingham Business Journal the day after the ruling, and shared insight about what the court’s decision means for employers. He also discussed the trajectory of the rule moving forward and the next steps for the DOL.