What You Can Do to Protect New Rules Expanding Eligibility for Overtime Wages, Raise Salaries
Your help is needed now to protect new rules that would have made millions of workers eligible for overtime pay. On November 22, a Texas judge granted an injunction preventing U.S. Department of Labor rules expanding overtime rights from taking effect on December 1, 2016.
Under the rules, employees who earn less than $47,476 ($913 a week) would be automatically eligible for overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week. Under the old rules, the salary threshold to be eligible for overtime was much lower – just $23,660 ($455 a week). Visit the FAQs for more information.
If you are like the majority of Americans who earn less than $47,476 a year, the new rules directly affect you. Take action to make sure the rules are enforced.
Here’s what you can do:
- Call your Congresspeople today and tell them you support the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules.
- Tell President Trump that his administration should enforce the new overtime rules.
- Contact your state representatives and tell them to pass their own version of the Department of Labor’s rules.
- Call us and tell us your story. If you would have been eligible for overtime under the new rules, or if you have questions about your rights, fill out the contact form and an Outten & Golden attorney will respond to you promptly.