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Employers welcome delay of Department of Labor overtime rule

On November 22, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction against the Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule that was set to go into effect December 1. It would have doubled the current threshold under which employees must be paid overtime.

This means the implementation deadline will not be enforced and employers do not need to comply by December 1.

In his temporary ruling, Judge Mazzant stated: “…the Final Rule exceeds the Department’s authority,” signaling that he is likely to permanently overturn the rule.

Business organizations from around the country have strongly opposed the overtime rule as it represents an economic burden and it would add new layers of complex regulation for America’s small businesses.

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Read this excerpt from our partners at the National Small Business Association.