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Federal Judge Blocks New FLSA Overtime Rule

Federal Judge Blocks New FLSA Overtime Rule

A federal judge in Texas has blocked the new FLSA rule set to begin on December 1st. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant ruled that the Labor Department exceeded its authority in setting the new guidelines. 21 states and many business groups requested the injunction in federal courts. The judge agreed with the request, stating that the Department of Labor exceeded its authority by creating this rule.

The new rule would have extended mandatory overtime requirements to about 4 million Americans. By blocking this rule, the mandatory salary threshold for receiving overtime will stay at $455 a week ($23,660 a year). This new rule would have meant that those Americans earning less than $913 a week ($47,476 a year) would have been eligible for mandatory overtime.

You can read more about this change on the Washington Times website.

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