Judge Suspends Obama Overtime Pay Expansion

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In this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, file photo, protestors demonstrate outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, Calif.  A federal court on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, blocked implementation of a rule imposed by President Barack Obama's administration that would have made an estimated 4 million more higher-earning workers across the country eligible for overtime pay starting Dec. 1, 2016. The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas granted the nationwide preliminary injunction that prevents the Department of Labor from implementing the changes while the regulation's legality is examined in more detail by the court. (Ben Margot, File/AP Photo)

A federal judge in Texas has issued an injunction against President Obama’s rule that would expand overtime pay to millions of workers who do not currently get paid extra for working longer hours.

The rule was set to take effect Dec. 1, and it would require employers to pay overtime to anyone earning less than $47,476 a year.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) about what is expected to happen to the rule.

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