Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Pay Rule Change
Santa’s sleigh screeched to a halt or Christmas came early–depending on whether you are an employee or employer.
Texas Federal Judge Amos L. Mazzant III has granted a nationwide preliminary injunction stating that the Department of Labor’s rule, which was suppose to go into effect this Thursday, is unlawful and exceeds the authority that the agency was delegated by Congress.
The rule would have more than doubled the required salary of manager and supervisor employees that are exempt from overtime pay.
The rule was an executive order signed by Obama and never went before Congress for consideration. An appeal of the injunction could mean that the fate of the rule is decided by a Trump administration or a Supreme Court with Trump appointees. Trump has previously indicated that he would like to see a delay in the implementation of the rule or a carve-out for small businesses.
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh.