By Daniel Reed
The Justice Department will no longer fight to preserve President Barrack Obama’s proposed overtime rule that a federal judge declared invalid in August.
The Obama-era rule would have required employers to pay overtime to most salaried workers who earn less than $47,476 annually, a sharp increase from the current annual salary cap of $23,660. The rule would have extended mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million U.S. workers. A court challenge to the rule was filed by business groups and 21 states in the Eastern District of Texas. (Nevada v. DOL, E.D. Tex., No. 4:16-CV-731).
In August of this year, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant, an Obama appointee, struck down Continue reading