A U.S. District judge in Texas has ruled that the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule, which would raise the salary threshold of those entitled to overtime pay, will not become effective because the agency exceeded its authority in developing the new rule. A number of states and business groups had previously filed legal challenges against the rule. While the preliminary injunction puts the rule on hold, DOL has the ability to appeal.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles