Nevada Attorney General leads 21-state coalition against DoL’s new overtime rule
November 1, 2016 – 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,” Laxalt said.
“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 implementation.”
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 and Wisconsin.
By Mark Iandolo, Legal NewsLine
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