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SC joining other states suing to block expansion of overtime pay law

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CHARLESTON, SC (AP/WCSC) -

South Carolina is joining 20 other states suing the U.S. Department of Labor over a new rule that would make more higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay.

The measure would shrink the so-called "white collar exemption" and more than double the salary threshold under which employers must pay overtime to their workers.

The Labor Department hasn't responded to the lawsuit.

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt filed the lawsuit in Texas on Tuesday, urging the court to block implementation before the regulation takes effect on Dec. 1.

Laxalt said the rule would burden private and public sectors and represents inappropriate federal overreach.
    
Other plaintiffs include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

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