OVERTIME RULE BLOCKED
In a definitive ruling issued Nov. 22, the federal district court for the Eastern District of Texas granted an emergency request to put a hold on the Dec. 1, 2016, effective date for the new federal overtime rule, until it can rule on two challenges to the rule itself. The court said today that the plaintiffs, in this case, 21 state attorneys general challenging the overtime rule, "demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success” on their case’s merits regarding the unlawfulness of the DOL's final rule. The court’s action stops the rule nationwide. The NRA hailed the ruling. View the Judge’s ruling here.