Judge Blocks Obama Rule Extending Overtime Pay To 4.2 Million U.S. Workers

November 23, 2016

A federal judge blocked an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million salaried workers from taking effect. The rule, issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, was to take effect December 1 and would have doubled to $47,500 the maximum salary a worker can earn and still be eligible for mandatory overtime pay. Ross Eisenbrey of the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute, which supported the rule, called the decision “extreme and unsupportable.”

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