Texas Judge Blocks New Labor Regulations

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As we all know, new labor laws are set to take effect on December 1, 2016 allowing overtime to be paid to salaried employees. However, not everyone is excited about this new regulation. A Texas court issued an injunction on Tuesday opposing the regulations that are set to take effect next week. Judge Amos Mazzano believes the Department of Labor “exceeds its delegated authority and ignores Congress’s intent by raising the minimum salary level such that it supplants the duties test.” The injunction also mentions the financial burdens it will cause on state agencies.  It is likely the case will at least go to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Louisiana and quite possibly the Supreme Court. To read more about the labor laws and Judge Amos’s  injunction click here.

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