The current president is rolling back overtime rules

According to the Economic Policy Institute, the Trump administration will not be following through with Obama’s revisions of overtime for salaried employees.

“In 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) attempted to strengthen overtime regulations for working people. The updated overtime pay rule would have raised the overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476 in 2016, and by 2020 it would have automatically increased to around $51,000. That rule would have benefitted 13.5 million working peopleā€•making 4.6 million newly eligible to receive the overtime pay they deserve, and strengthening the rights of 8.9 million more. “

I received a newsletter about this with a request to send letters (emails) to the Department of labor.

“The 2016 rule, which was held up in court3 following a challenge by business trade associations and Republican-led states, would have increased the overtime salary threshold to $913 per week, or $47,476 for a full-year worker, from its current level of $455 per week, or $23,660 for a full-year worker. It would also have indexed the threshold to wage growth on a triennial basis; under the 2016 rule, the threshold would have increased to roughly $51,000 on January 1, 2020.”

What this tells one is that the rich in congress and the business trade associations want to keep paying some middle class employees without overtime. Yes, work more than 40 hours per week without overtime time pay!


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