By: Chris M. Mason
“A Federal Judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule that would have affected more than 90,000 Arizona workers. The rule was set to go into effect across the country on December 1, 2016.
The Department of Labor sought to update the overtime rules to “keep up with our modern economy” by raising the salary threshold (below which all workers must receive overtime pay) from $455 a week to $921 a week or $47,892 a year. The rule was challenged in two lawsuits – one by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the other by more than twenty states – in an attempt to delay the effective date or completely stop the new overtime rule altogether. ”
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