(FREE BEACON) A federal judge appointed by Barack Obama struck down one of the president’s signature labor regulations on Tuesday just days before it was to go into effect.
Texas District Court Judge Amos L. Mazzant granted a preliminary injunction on the department’s new overtime regulations, which would have forced employers to pay overtime to any white collar employee making less than $913 a week—double the previous threshold of $455. Mazzant’s temporary injunction will prevent the rules from taking effect on Dec. 1.
“Congress intended the EAP [executive, administrative, or professional] exemption to depend on an employee’s duties rather than an employee’s salary,” Mazzant said in the ruling.
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