Court Blocks Overtime Pay Law That Would Have Affected More Than 4 Million Workers
A federal district court blocks new overtime pay rules, setting up a protracted legal battle.
The new rules would raise the threshold when companies can deny overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,500. Those earning more than $47,500 could still be eligible for overtime pay if they do not perform managerial or supervisory duties (a so-called "white collar exemption"). The new rules would particularly affect industries like retail or fast food, where employees are often designated as managers and made to work long hours for flat salaries.