Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By Competitive Enterprise Institute (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

CEI Statement on Department of Labor Appeal of Overtime Rule Injunction

Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:42
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor appealed a November 22 injunction against a rule expanding an employer mandate on overtime pay for salaried employees.

Competitive Enterprise Institute policy analyst Trey Kovacs commented on the development:

“Despite the harmful impact of the overtime rule on small business, non-profits and state and local governments, the DOL continues to charge ahead in the twilight of the Obama administration. Hopefully, the 5th Circuit will take the same view as the judge that imposed a nationwide injunction on the rule, which is that DOL regulators overreached the authority granted to the agency by Congress in raising the salary threshold so high. The injunction against the overtime rule is the third time in about a month that the courts have struck down DOL regulations. Unfortunately, the overzealous regulators at the DOL have not gotten the message sent by the courts. It is time for the Obama administration to pass the torch and to cease forcing burdensome red tape on job creators.”

Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.