Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
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.

More from this author


Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join BenefitsPRO.com now!

  • Unlimited access to BenefitsPRO.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on BenefitsPRO.com and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2019 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.