Bloomberg Law
March 7, 2019, 10:34 PMUpdated: March 7, 2019, 11:50 PM

Labor Department Unveils New Overtime Pay Requirements (2)

Jaclyn Diaz
Jaclyn Diaz
Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer

The Labor Department March 7 unveiled a long-awaited proposal to make more workers eligible for overtime pay.

Workers who make less than about $35,000 per year would be automatically eligible for time-and-a-half pay for all hours worked beyond 40 a week, under the Trump administration’s proposal. That’s up from the current threshold of $24,000, but not as high as the $47,000 mark proposed by the Obama administration in a stalled regulation.

The proposal doesn’t establish automatic, periodic increases of the salary threshold as the Obama proposal had. Instead, the department is asking the public to weigh in on whether ...

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