The Battle Over Obama's Overtime Law
Twenty-one states are arguing President Obama's upcoming law guaranteeing overtime pay for more workers is unconstitutional.By Ryan Biek | September 21, 2016
Twenty-one states are suing the Obama administration for its new law on overtime pay, and their argument's deeper than that it's bad for business.
Quick refresher: President Barack Obama signed a law in May that roughly doubled the cap for salaried workers. Anything above that salary, and the employer doesn't have to pay extra for work beyond 40 hours a week.
Businesses don't like extra costs, especially when the government mandates them. And over 50 business groups have filed a separate lawsuit against Obama's overtime law.