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Federal Judge Suspends Labor Rule on Overtime Pay

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Nov 28, 2016

On November 22 a federal judge suspended new labor regulations for overtime workers that were set to take effect on December 1. The regulations, issued in May of this year, would have required employers to pay overtime to workers earning up to $47,476 if they worked more than 40 hours in a week.

Suspending the rule, Texas judge Amos L. Mazzant III argued that the Obama administration had exceeded its authority by raising the limit. The judge’s injunction is only temporary and will hold until he reaches a final ruling.

According to the New York Times, “The fate of the regulation had already been thrown into question by the election of Donald J. Trump as president two weeks ago. Mr. Trump has promised to reverse many regulations approved during the Obama administration, and the Republican Congress has generally criticized the scope of the expansion of overtime eligibility.”

Read more about the ruling here.

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