Dozens Of States, Biz Groups Challenge DOL Overtime Rule

Law360, Dallas (September 20, 2016, 1:33 PM EDT) -- More than 50 business groups and 21 states on Tuesday filed suit in the Eastern District of Texas challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime exemption rule changes, arguing the agency unconstitutionally overstepped its authority to establish a federal minimum salary level for white collar workers.

The states claim the overtime rule would force many state and local governments, as well as private businesses, to substantially increase their employment costs. (Law360) The states, led by Texas and Nevada, claim the overtime rule, which raised the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's “white collar” exemption to...

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