By Vin Gurrieri (September 1, 2017, 8:11 PM EDT) -- Employers scored a big victory Thursday when a Texas federal judge struck down a rule put forward by the Obama administration that doubled the salary threshold under the Fair Labor Standards Act for workers to qualify for so-called white collar exemptions for overtime pay.
U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant granted summary judgment to the Plano Chamber of Commerce, more than 55 other business groups and 21 states that had challenged the Obama administration's 2016 rule raising the minimum salary for exemptions to just over $47,000 per year, and increased the overtime eligibility threshold for highly compensated workers from $100,000 to about...
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