DOL's Overtime Rule Blocked Nationwide By Texas Judge

By Vin Gurrieri (November 22, 2016, 6:02 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Tuesday entered a nationwide injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing a controversial rule expanding overtime protections, saying the measure improperly created a salary-level test for determining which workers fall under the Fair Labor Standards Act's so-called "white collar" exemption.

A number of states had argued that the DOL's rule would force many state and local governments, as well as private businesses, to increase their employment costs substantially. (Law360) U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant sided with 21 states in deciding to issue a preliminary injunction that blocks the DOL's overtime expansion regulation from taking...

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