Federal judge halts the Fair Labor Standards Act


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A federal judge has halted the Fair Labor Standards Act that was set to affect more than 1,700 Purdue employees.

The purpose of the act was to increase the minimum salary for employees who don’t receive overtime.

Previously, employees who made $23,660 weren’t able to receive overtime if they were under salary. Under FLSA, that was expected to jump to $50,440.

It was supposed to go into effect on Dec. 1 but has been temporarily halted.

Purdue did say it was working on its own solution to better serve employees.