The Justice Department announced on Tuesday that it will not defend an Obama-era Labor Department rule that would have extended overtime benefits to more than 4 million workers after a federal judge struck it down last week.
Last week, a federal judge appointed by former President Obama struck down the rule, saying it improperly focused on workers’ salaries instead of their job description.
The rule would have forced employers to pay overtime to most salaried workers earning less than $47,476 annually. The salary cutoff for overtime pay now stands at $23,660. Read more at The Hill.