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Texas Judge Kills Obama Overtime Rule

  • 9/1/17 |
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Texas Judge Kills Obama Overtime Rule
A federal judge in Texas on Aug. 31 shot down an Obama administration rule that would have made some four million workers newly eligible for overtime pay. The U.S. Department of Labor exceeded its authority by issuing the rule, Judge Amos Mazzant said. DOL focused too heavily on the amount of money workers make, instead of their job duties, according to Mazzant (Nevada v. DOL). The rule would have doubled—to $47,000 per year—the salary under which workers are automatically entitled to overtime pay for all hours beyond 40 a week. The decision is another nail in the coffin …