States file legal challenge to Obama administration overtime pay rule

By REUTERS
September 20, 2016 20:39

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Officials from 21 US states on Tuesday filed a lawsuit claiming an Obama administration rule to extend overtime pay to more than 4 million workers will place a heavy burden on state budgets.

The lawsuit filed in federal court in Sherman, Texas says under the rule, which is set to take effect Dec. 1, many state employees would become eligible for overtime pay even though they perform management duties that should make them exempt.

The rule would require employers to pay overtime to any salaried worker earning less than $47,500 a year, double the current threshold of $23,660. Business groups say the rule will force employers to demote salaried workers to hourly positions and create more part-time jobs.

The lawsuit was spearheaded by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his counterpart in Nevada, Adam Laxalt. Other plaintiffs include the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia and Ohio, among others.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 17, 2018
UK PM May's spokesman: Trump's meeting with Putin doesn't harm relations

By REUTERS