Court grants motion for expedited briefing on FLSA rule


NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit granted on Dec. 8 the Department of Labor’s motion for an expedited ruling in its appeal to U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant’s Nov. 22 order. Mazzant had ordered that the U.S. Court grant Nevada and 20 other states plaintiffs preliminary injunction regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act Final Rule to increase minimum salary levels for exempt employees.

The motion was granted under the modified schedule as follows:

  • Dec. 16: Appellants’ opening brief and record excerpts due
  • Dec. 23: Amicus briefs . . .

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