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Labor Department Appeals OT Loss

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The Washington Free Beacon discusses how a Texas judge blocked the overtime pay rule with Trey Kovacs.

In addition to the overtime regulations, a separate federal court in Texas blocked labor regulators from changing disclosure standards that would have forced employers to publish the names of attorneys and consultants they meet with during union organizing campaigns.

Trey Kovacs, a labor policy expert at the pro-free market Competitive Enterprise Institute, said that the appeal represents a last ditch effort from the Obama administration to preserve one of its most influential labor policies.

“The overzealous regulators at the DOL have not gotten the message sent by the courts. It is time for the Obama administration to pass the torch and to cease forcing burdensome red tape on job creators,” Kovacs said in a statement. “Hopefully, the 5th Circuit will take the same view as the judge that imposed a nationwide injunction on the rule, which is that DOL regulators overreached the authority granted to the agency by Congress in raising the salary threshold so high.”

Read the full article at The Washington Free Beacon.