Justice Department Will Not Defend Obama Administration’s Overtime Salary Threshold Increase Featured

  03 July 2017

The Justice Department will not defend an Obama-era rule that would make workers automatically eligible for overtime pay if they make less than $47,476 a year.

The Trump administration said in a court filing that it wants the right to set that threshold, but will revisit what the number should be. In May 2016, President Barack Obama asked the Department of Labor to raise the salary threshold to $47,476 a year, or $913 a week. That would have roughly doubled the level already in place. The change was set for December 1, 2016. But business groups and 21 states sued, and in November, a federal judge issued an injunction temporarily barring enforcement of the increase. It is unclear whether the Trump administration will increase the current overtime salary threshold, or, if there is an increase by how much i. Read more here.