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11/23 UPDATE

Federal Judge Issue Injunction of FLSA Overtime Rule

Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has issued an injunction that delays the implementation of the DOL’s overtime rule. The judge ruled the Department of Justice overstepped their authority by raising salary cap below which all workers must receive overtime pay from $455 a week to $921 a week or $47,892 a year.

This was the key argument presented by the 21 states which joined the business groups, led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce asking the court to consider a motion to issue a preliminary injunction that would halt the new regulation. Read More

Texas Judge issues Nationwide Injunction Against Obama's Overtime Rule

10/10 Come hear the Macinac Center for Public Policy at our MI Golf Business Confernece and Vendor Fair November 28-30, 2016 at the Soaring Eagle Resort in Mt. Pleasant, MI.


9/29 Update on Wahlberg Legislation

Representative Walberg's bill H.R. 6094 was voted on in the house last night at 10pm. It was passed on a vote of 246-177.

H.R. 6094 — "To provide for a 6-month delay in the effective date of a rule of the Department of Labor relating to income thresholds for determining overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees." 

The bill now moves to the Senate where Sen. James Lankford (R-OKLA) Introduced "The Regulatory Relief for Small Business, Schools and Nonprofits Act".

The President has threatened to veto the legislation should it reach his desk.

Rep Schrader's bill has not been considered.

Will update as the bill moves through the Senate.



We can use all the help we can get. Please support Rep. Walberg's legislation


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February 22, 2016

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