A Texas federal judge has struck down the Obama Administration’s pending rule mandating that employers provide overtime for a far wider swath of salaried employees than previously. The decision, released today and first reported by Bloomberg news, prevents the rule from going into effect on December 1, after a previous ruling in November of 2016 put the rule on hold.
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From coverage in The Hill:
In the ruling, first reported by Bloomberg, the judge wrote that the agency improperly looked at salaries instead of job descriptions when determining whether a worker should be eligible for overtime pay.
The 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 limit of $23,660.