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Last updated on Friday, December 2, 2016, 8:08 am

Overtime rule supporters fear Trump administration would turn back clock on wage gains

After a Texas federal judge halted the Obama administration’s overtime rules that would have begun Thursday (Dec. 1), some supporters of the Department of Labor’s new regulations are afraid the Trump administration may turn back the clock on raises for salaried employees working over 40 hours a week. On Nov. 22, U.S. Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Texas granted plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit an emergency preliminary motion to prevent the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing the new overtime rules. The injunction will remain in place until the courts reach a final decision on their legality. The DOL issued the final rule that would raise the salary threshold in May from $23,660 to $47,476 a year, under which most salaried workers are guaranteed... [ MORE ]

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