Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Request for Expedited Consideration on behalf of a coalition of 21 states in Nevada’s federal lawsuit challenging the United States Department of Labor’s new overtime rule.
AG Laxalt’s motion requests that a federal court enjoin the new overtime rule before it takes effect on December 1, 2016.
In it, AG Laxalt argues that the rule not only violates the Constitution, but also exceeds federal statutory authority and conflicts with the Administrative Procedures Act. Nevada’s request for a preliminary injunction follows on the heels of a lawsuit brought late last month outlining these arguments.
In addition to Nevada, other states who joined this filing include: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.
To read the full motion click here.