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Texas Sues U.S. Department of Labor Over Revival of Overtime Mandate

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Texas Scorecard reported that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor to block overtime pay regulation:

“According to Paxton’s press release, the rule would usurp authority that Congress has not granted. In addition to raising the salary threshold, the rule would establish automatic increases every three years.

“Biden’s attempt to sidestep the Constitution and mandate policies he could never get passed through the lawful process is a revival of the illegal scheme we fought during the Obama Administration,” said Paxton. “I look forward to holding this Administration accountable for their regulatory overreach—we fought and won this battle once before.”

“The rule ushered in by the agency mirrors another that was imposed and subsequently struck down during the Obama administration.”

To read the entire Texas Scorecard article, click HERE.

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