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21 States Challenge DOL Overtime Rule

The Attorney General of Texas announced today that a lawsuit was filed on behalf of 21 states challenging the Department of Labor's overtime rules which are set to go into effect on December 1st.  The lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of Texas.  You can read a copy of the complaint here:  https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/files/epress/Complaint_-_Filed.pdf 

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The Irony of the Changes to California's Wage Law -- Disappointment for All

Recently, California adopted two significant changes to its wage and hour laws.  First, it adopted a $15 per hour minimum wage, to be phased in over several years.  This past week, Governor Brown signed a bill giving farm workers overtime compensation after 8 hours per day instead of 10 hours as is currently the law.  This law will also be phased in over several years. 

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