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Ever since the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a new rule on overtime pay last year, business groups and employer advocates have raised a number of objections.

The proposed rule, which is expected to soon be put in place, will raise the minimum salary at which a worker is no longer required by law to be paid overtime, from $23,660 to $47,000. That is lower than the $50,440 initially proposed, but it is nonetheless a drastic change.

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