The state of Nevada asked to be dismissed from court cases involving the Department of Labor's (DOL's) overtime rule, according to Bloomberg Law.
Solicitor general Lawrence VanDyke filed the motions Dec. 21, 2018, in the district court that blocked the rule and the circuit court that is hearing the appeal. The motions don't cover any other parties and are not opposed by the DOL.
During the Obama administration, the DOL increased the salary threshold for determining whether workers are eligible for overtime pay; the changes meant about 4 million workers would become newly eligible. In response, Nevada and Texas led 19 other states in a lawsuit that resulted in a federal judge blocking the rule in November 2016 before it was scheduled to take effect. The DOL appealed the ruling before Obama left office.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit paused the appeal as the DOL under the Trump administration revises the rule; the DOL plans to introduce a new overtime rule this month.
Date : Jan. 10, 2019