The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it had joined a lawsuit which contends that new overtime rules remove any exceptions that currently prevent white collar individual from receiving overtime. The Wisconsin DOJ argued that these exemptions are being replaced by the increase of the overtime pay threshold to $47,476 from $23,660.
Additionally, the DOJ notes a mechanism in the new rules that will cause the pay threshold to be revised every three years. Wisconsin and the 20 other states in the lawsuit want the new rules halted before they can go into effect on December 1:
“Wisconsin, and every other state, must be able to set their own priorities and policies, and not be forced to take directive from an unchecked Washington, D.C., bureaucracy attempting to establish unprecedented power,” said Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel.