DOL OT Rule Hard To Nix, But Automatic Increases May Fall

Law360, New York (September 21, 2016, 9:17 PM EDT) -- States and business groups face an uphill battle in their efforts to block a U.S. Department of Labor regulation that would raise the minimum salary threshold for workers to qualify for overtime pay, though some experts believe they might have success stopping automatic increases.

Officials from 21 states and more than 50 business business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, filed two lawsuits Tuesday in Texas federal court challenging a rule that would extend overtime pay to millions of workers.

Although the lawsuits were unsurprising, given concerns from the business community since the rule was finalized, attorneys were skeptical a...

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