Obama administration seeks to revive overtime pay rule
Yet again, a move as expected from the Obama administration has been a witness.
The administration asked a federal appeals court to review a recent decision. This decision was blocking a rule.
This rule taught norms that would ensure mandatory overtime pay to almost 4.2 million U.S. workers.
It looks like an initiative to boost wages by the Obama Government. The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a notice of appeal in the federal court of Sherman, Texas.
What has it asked?
It has asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the decision portrayed on November 22.
Back then, U.S. Judge Amos Mazzant in Texas issued a primary injunction, which blocked the rule.
With the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, the Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and other departmental officials have filed a notice of appeal.
It has been witnessed as a move to defend an Obama administration rule.
This rule teaches employers to start paying overtime to workers earning less than $47,476 in a year.
The current threshold, which was last updated in 2004, was $23,660.
Hence, the new threshold is too much for the business community and the states. So, by the business community, the Government is overstepping its authority.
The large and small employers who already made some adjustments will find it tedious to reverse some of the alterations.
It will be interesting to see what is pursued by President-Elect Donald Trump.
He had said earlier that he would be rolling back business regulations he thinks can do business harm.
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