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Overtime rules continue to be in limbo.

www.shutterstock.comA federal judge in Texas on Tuesday blocked a U.S. Department of Labor rule extending overtime pay to roughly 5 million workers nationwide.

The President Barack Obama-backed rule had been scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, and many employers across North Texas and nationwide had changed or made plans to change the way they pay workers to meet the rule's requirements.


The new rule would more than double the salary threshold for workers to qualify as exempt from overtime pay requirements. The rule would raise that threshold from $455 to $913 per week, or from $23,660 to $47,476 per year.

The rule also includes a provision that automatically raises the threshold every three years.  READ MORE

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