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Coalition of AGs Files Briefs in Support of Federal Contractor Minimum Wage

A coalition of 19 AGs filed amicus curiae briefs in cases in Arizona, Texas, and Colorado supporting U.S. Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh, President Joseph R. Biden, Jessica Looman, Acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, and the U.S. Department of Labor and its Wage and Hour Division, in lawsuits challenging the Biden Administration’s…

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Texas, Missouri, Montana Announce Withdrawal from NAAG

Texas AG Ken Paxton’s office announced via the office’s official Twitter account that Texas, along with Missouri and Montana, have withdrawn from the National Association of Attorneys General. The AGs’ letter announcing the withdrawal, posted along with the tweet, cites the basis of the move as NAAG’s alleged “leftward shift over the past half decade…

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President Biden’s Minimum Wage Mandate Attacked by Three States

Texas AG Ken Paxton, Louisiana AG Jeff Landry, and Mississippi AG Lynn Fitch, sued President Biden and the Department of Labor to block the imposition of a $15 minimum wage for federal contractors through an Executive Order that took effect on January 30. The Complaint seeks to enjoin both the minimum wage regulation and a…

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Republican Attorneys General Sue to Halt Minimum Wage Increase for Federal Contractors

Texas AG Ken Paxton, Louisiana AG Jeff Landry, and Mississippi AG Lynn Fitch sued the Biden administration seeking to strike down an executive order and related Department of Labor final rule (the “Wage Mandate”) raising the minimum wage for all federal contractors to $15 per hour and mandating overtime wages for employees working more than…

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