In 2016, the Labor Department raised the minimum annual salary threshold a worker must make from $23,660 to $47,000 before he or she can be deemed a "managerial" worker and therefore exempt from federal law requiring that they are paid time and a half after working 40 hours in a week.
Business groups sued to overturn the rule, which they said raised the rate far too much. A federal district court in Texas ruled in favor of the business groups. The Labor Department announced in October 2017 it is appealing the decision, and expects to write new regulations with a revised salary threshold. We are watching to see what happens next.