Federal Spotlight: Overtime Rule Struck Down in Court

September 7, 2017

A federal judge in Texas recently invalidated a Department of Labor overtime rule that would have been a tremendous burden to small businesses. The rule, established under the Obama administration, would have required employers to pay overtime to most salaried employees who earn less than $47,476 annually. The new amount is double the current salary limit of $23,660. The judge said the Department of Labor improperly used a salary level test to determine which workers are exempt from overtime pay. The Justice Department said on Tuesday that it would not appeal the court’s decision. Read more here.