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The Obama administration continues to defend against legal challenges to recent Department of Labor rules increasing the minimum salary for overtime-exempt workers, originally set to go in to effect December 1, 2016.  The regulatory change was to increase the minimum for overtime exemption from $23,660 to $47,476 annually, anticipated to affect millions of workers.  On November 22, Texas U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant issued a preliminary injunction, blocking implementation after a legal challenge from a consortium of states and business groups.  While the Department of Labor under the Obama administration is appealing the injunction, President-Elect Trump’s administration may decline to pursue the rule’s implementation after previously announcing its intent to reduce business regulations.

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