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Punch clock Currently those making $24,000 a year or less are entitled to time-and-a-half pay for all hours worked past 40 in a week. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Obama administration wanted to raise the salary below which workers would be entitled to overtime to $47,000 from its current level of $23,660. That didn’t happen, thanks to a Texas judge who blocked it, but that wasn’t the end of it. The law, like many others, entered was dormant but not dead. This week, the Labor Department unveiled its revised proposal, which increases the threshold to $35,308 and would make 1.3 million more Americans eligibility for overtime pay.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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