CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced this week the filing of a motion for preliminary injunction and request for expedited consideration on behalf of 21 coalition states in Nevada’s federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule.
Laxalt and the coalition argue that the overtime rule
violates not just the Constitution but also the Administrative Procedures Act.
“The overtime rule is the latest in a series of unlawful,
overreaching and unilateral actions taken by President Obama’s administration,”
“An unaccountable federal agency has once again acted with no
authorization from Congress. Indeed, in this case, the Department of Labor’s
action is in direct conflict with federal law. The new overtime rule will
unquestionably impact both state and private budgets across our nation, which
is why I am proud to have taken the lead to stop this rule before its December
The other states in the coalition are Alabama, Arizona,
Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan,
Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah