A bloc comprising of 21 states filed a suit against the U.S. Department of Labor in protest of a law that increases overtime pay inclusion to workers in a higher income group.
The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday, September 20, in Texas by Adam Lexalt, the Attorney General of Nevada. It asked the court to halt the process of implementing the new policy, which is set to begin on December 1, as the new levels of coverage are over twice the current salary threshold that an employee can earn overtime.
This shrinking of “white collar exemption” will make business more difficult for both the private and public sector, according to Lexalt, as well as represents federal overreach gone too far. The Department of Labor has not responded for comments.
Wisconsin is one of the 20 other states who are listed as plaintiffs.
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