Texas Judge Strikes Down Overtime Rule

August 31, 2017

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The rule would have made any salaried employee making less than $47,476 eligible for overtime.
The Obama-era law is now finished.
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The Obama-era overtime rule was struck down by a Texas federal judge Thursday, putting an end to a controversial and often-hotly contested rule that would have dramatically changed the way restaurants around the country conduct business.

The rule, which would have made any salaried employee making less than $47,476 eligible for overtime, was invalidated by U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant on the basis that the U.S. Department of Labor improperly used a salary-level test to determine which workers are exempt from overtime compensation.