With the Department of Labor overtime rule having suffered a somewhat similar fate (enjoined nationally by the federal court) as did the persuader rule discussed above, advocates for the policy of more than doubling the overtime threshold are now casting their eyes on state governments. As new legislative sessions get underway, democratic lawmakers in a number of states are preparing legislation to replicate the Obama administration’s attempted doubling of the FLSA overtime threshold at the state level. Lawmakers in Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, Rhode Island and Wisconsin are finalizing initiatives that will establish state overtime mandates for salaries below $47,476. Once that horse is out of the barn, expect others around the country to push similar proposals.  And, remember that several states already have overtime standards to which employers must comply notwithstanding the federal court injunction.