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Judge Halts Implementation of Overtime Rule

Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Columbia, Maryland

A Texas judge issued a ruling yesterday that will halt a Federal rule that would have provided overtime pay to over 4 million workers in the US.

A Rule imposed by the Department of Labor was slated to take effect December 1 that would have made overtime pay available to full-time salaried workers that make below $47,476 per year, which was roughly double the existing threshold.

The rule has been challenged by over 20 states and a litany of business groups that argue that the Department of Labor is overreaching and acting outside the scope of their authority.

The Association hosted an informational webinar on this topic this past September and fielded many questions from members about this issue.

With Republicans controlling both houses in Congress and the Trump administration set to take office in less than two months, the new overtime rule's long-term future remains in limbo. The Association will be closely monitoring the issue and sharing updates as they are made available.