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Texas Judge Kills Obama Overtime Rule

September 01, 2017

A federal judge in Texas Aug. 31 shot down an Obama-era rule that would have made some 4 million workers newly eligible for overtime pay but drew sharp criticism from business groups.  The Labor Department exceeded its authority by issuing the rule, which would have doubled—to $47,000 per year—the salary under which workers are automatically entitled to overtime pay for all hours beyond 40 a week, Judge Amos Mazzant said. 

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