Boston’s Richard Glovsky, Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, commented on the decision by the U.S. Department of Labor to appeal a Texas judge’s recent ruling which struck down the Obama administration’s overtime rule. Glovsky pointed out that a notice of appeal is a perfunctory step that simply reserves a party's right to pursue an appeal. He said: "My impression is that the DOL is not 100 percent sure what it wants to do. It wants to keep its options open."
In addition, Glovsky provided legal insight on the AFL-CIO’s appeal of the same rule, an organization that had been previously denied the option to intervene, noting that the union could present a case that coincides with the DOL’s position or "try to get the Obama regulation to be upheld in its entirety."
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