Bauer Business Focus

What’s Next After Court Halts Extending Overtime Pay To More Workers?

Many employers have already implemented the Labor Department’s new rules.

Richard Carlson
Richard Carlson teaches labor law at the South Texas College of Law Houston.

A federal judge last month issued an injunction against a new U.S. Department of Labor rule that was to extend overtime pay to an estimated 4 million American workers.

It more than doubled the bottom threshold for exempt, salaried employees (those not eligible for overtime pay) to $47,476 from $23,660.

This comes just ahead of regime change in Washington, which already had people wondering what will happen with the new rule.

So how are businesses who were preparing for the change now dealing with the delay?

For some answers, we sat down with labor law professor Richard Carlson of the South Texas College of Law Houston, for this week’s Bauer Business Focus.

You can listen to the interview by clicking on the play button above.


Florian Martin

Florian Martin

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Florian Martin is currently the News 88.7 business reporter. Florian’s stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters, the Houston Press Club, National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Public Radio...

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