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States Seek Injunction Against Overtime Rule

October 13, 2016 – Twenty-one attorneys general from predominantly Republican states requested Wednesday evening that a Texas court issue an emergency preliminary injunction against the Labor Department’s final overtime rule. The rule, to take effect in December, will raise (to $47,476) the salary threshold under which virtually all workers are guaranteed time-and-a-half pay if they… Read more »

Backpage CEO Arrested for Allegedly Pimping Children, Money Laundering

October 7, 2016 – For years state attorneys general have attempted to have online classifieds service Backpage remove adult services listings, to no avail. Yesterday, Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer was arrested in Houston on a California warrant that accuses him of pimping children, according to CNN Money. “Raking in millions of dollars from the trafficking… Read more »