ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced a statement Sept. 5 following the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas summary judgment in the United States Department of Labor (DOL) Overtime Rule case.
Twenty-one states challenged the DOL rule that had been implemented by the Obama administration and the court’s decision effectively invalidates the rule. The states argued that the overtime rule would have forced many businesses, as well as state and local government entities, to increase employment costs, eliminate services or lay off employees.
“This is an exemplary effort by the states to stop the previous administration from defying Congress and implementing its own agenda rather than following the law,” Carr said. “We are proud to have been a part of this multi-state effort.”
Other states involved in the lawsuit were Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.