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More than four million US workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under new rules DOUBLING the maximum salary threshold

Media Coverage Wednesday, May 18, 2016
  • The annual salary at which companies can deny overtime pay will go from $23,660 to nearly $47,500

  • Overtime protections require employers to pay 1.5 times a worker's regular salary for any work past 40 hours a week

  • The new rules aim to counter erosion

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Murray: New Overtime Protections will Boost Wages, Expand Economic Security for Millions

Press Release Thursday, May 19, 2016

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, delivered remarks on the Senate floor praising the Department of Labor’s final overtime rule. The new rule raises the salary threshold...

Managers, millions more workers could qualify for overtime pay under Obama proposal

Media Coverage Thursday, May 5, 2016

Let's say you're an assistant manager of a fast-food joint. You make a $40,000 yearly salary and put in 45 or 50 hours a week.

Say "thank you, President Obama," because you're probably going to get more take-home pay soon, courtesy of Obama's Department of Labor. Thanks to a federal rule...

Employers: U.S. Will Publish New Overtime Regs That Will Raise Overtime Salary Threshold

Media Coverage Monday, May 16, 2016

The United States Department of Labor will unveil new overtime regulations this month–an update that will raise the salary threshold for overtime-exempt employees to $48,000. Employers will have 30, possibly 60, days after the rule change takes effect to comply.

Federal wage and hour laws...

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