Breaking News–U.S. Department of Labor Overtime Rule Temporarily Blocked, Florida Workers’ Comp Rate Hike Struck Down
Nov 23, 2016
The following news broke today, November 23, 2016:
- A U.S. District Court judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction late yesterday, November 22, 2016, that temporarily blocks new overtime rules from going into effect nationwide on December 1. Those rules had been challenged in court by business groups and state governments that claimed they were arbitrary and too costly.
- Today, a Leon County judge struck down a 14.5 percent increase in Florida workers’ compensation insurance rates that would have taken effect next month, ruling that the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) violated the State’s Sunshine Law in preparing its rate proposal.
Read more about each development in the news stories below:
- Judge Suspends Rule Expanding Overtime for Millions of Workers (Click to access a copy of the ruling)
- Judge halts federal rule that would have expanded overtime pay to millions of workers
- Congress Can Kill Overtime Rule For Good, But Court Might Revive It In The Meantime
Florida Workers’ Compensation
- Leon circuit judge voids 14.5 percent workers’ comp rate increase
- Florida judge halts proposed insurance rate hike
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