Overtime rule: labor in limbo.

Author:Goral, Tim

A Texas judge's eleventh-hour injunction against a controversial labor regulation change has left more than 4 million U.S. workers, including thousands in higher education, in limbo. Scheduled to go into effect December 1, the so-called Overtime Rule would have made full-time employees earning less than $47,476 eligible for a pay raise or overtime pay.

In late November, days before the effective date, Judge Amos L. Mazzant issued an injunction, blocking the rule's enforcement nationwide.

Now all eyes are on how the incoming Trump administration will respond to the situation.

Colleges and universities have had differing reactions to Judge Mazzant's latest plot twist. At University of Nebraska-Lincoln, for example, Chancellor Ronnie Green sympathized with employees who had been expecting more pay, but said there was little choice but to hold off on implementating the rule. "We had to follow the state on that federal guideline," Green told...

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