Federal court blocks expansion of overtime

On Tuesday the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas granted a nationwide preliminary injunction preventing the Department of Labor from implementing a rule imposed by President Barack Obama‘s administration that would have made an estimated 4 million more higher-earning workers across the country eligible for overtime pay starting Dec. 1.

The injunction will delay changes while the regulation’s legality is examined in more detail by the court. The order comes after 21 states sued the agency to block the rule before it took effect.