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Federal District Judge Amos L. Mazzant has denied the U.S. Department of Labor's request to halt proceedings in his court while it appeals the preliminary injunction he granted preventing salary-related changes in the FLSA's "white collar" exemption requirements from taking effect.

Donald Trump's election does not mean that employers may now ignore the coming changes in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's "white collar" definitions.

Employers who are currently relying upon a "highly compensated" version of the FLSA's white-collar exemptions should carefully consider the 2016/2017 transitional implications of the higher "total annual compensation" dollar amount that goes into effect on December 1.

Recent "open letters" and related publicity strongly suggest that a substantial increase in the salary test for the FLSA "white collar" exemptions is probable.

The U.S. Labor Department has no authority to set the minimum salary for exempt "white collar" employees based upon what they "ought to be" paid.

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