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Business Groups, Ex-Bush Officials Revisit Overtime Pay Fray

July 16, 2018, 8:19 PM

Major business associations threw their support behind a judge’s decision to block the Labor Department from moving forward with a rule to increase the number of workers due overtime pay.

The Obama-era rule would have roughly doubled—to $47,000—the salary under which workers automatically earn overtime when they put in more than 40 hours in a week. The Labor Department under Obama estimated that 4.2 million workers would have become eligible under the change.

Despite the 2016 decision, Chipotle workers filed a lawsuit the next year that said they were due overtime under the new threshold. Chipotle persuaded Judge Amos Mazzant ...