Obama's Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Judge

Seeking to overturn the ruling on the grounds that it has overstepped the government’s authority, legal challenges to the Labor Department’s new regulations on paying overtime to workers have been met by a federal Judge in Texas who has issued a nationwide injunction to block it.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the ruling, completed in May, would require employers to start paying overtime to employees earning salaries of less than forty seven thousand dollars a year starting December 1st.

The current threshold is twenty three thousand dollars a year which was last updated in 2004.