BREAKING: Obama DOL’s Overtime Rule Struck Down

A Texas federal judge on Thursday invalidated the Obama administration’s controversial rule expanding overtime protections to millions of white collar workers, saying the U.S. Department of Labor improperly used a salary-level test to determine which workers are exempt from overtime compensation. “The department has exceeded its authority and gone too far with the final rule,” Judge Mazzant said. “The department creates a final rule that makes overtime status depend predominately on a minimum salary level, thereby supplanting an analysis of an employee’s job duties. Because the final rule would exclude so many employees who perform exempt duties, the department fails to carry out Congress’ unambiguous intent.” State of Nevada et al. v. U.S. Department of Labor et al., case number 4:16-cv-00731