Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Rules (5/18)


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The Department of Labor recently introduced new overtime protections for millions of Americans making less than $47,500. Below is the statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the new protections. The statement can also be viewed on the AFL-CIO website here.


For more details and information about the new laws, click here to visit the DOL website.


Overtime Protections to Raise Wages for Millions of Workers


New overtime protections mark a major victory for working people that will improve the lives of millions of families across America. The new rule more than doubles the salary threshold, ensuring workers who make less than $47,500 are eligible for overtime. We applaud the Obama Administration heeding the call for action to ensure working people get paid for all the hours we work. Taking this step to restore overtime is one of the many ways we are beginning to change the rules of our economy that are rigged in favor of Wall Street.


The fight for even stronger overtime protections and to raise wages for all working people continues. But today, millions of workers will receive a long overdue raise, healthier and more productive jobs, and more time to spend with our community and loved ones.




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