21 States Sue to block Obama

A coalition of 21 states sued the DOL on Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligibile for overtime pay. Nevada Atty. General Adam Laxalt filed the lawsuit claiming, “this rule, pushed by distant bereacrats in D.C. tramples state and local government budgets, forcing states to shift money from other important programs to balance their budgets, including programs intended to protect the very families that purportedly benefit from such federal overreach.” This also puts an undue burden on business removing the “white collar” exemption and doubling the minimum salary threshold.

The lawsuit was filed in eastern Texas known by its jurisdiction to have “Rocket Docket.” It is likely this will be heard and possibly and injuction will be made by the December 1, 2016 deadline.

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