On Thursday, March 7, the Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would make more than a million more American workers eligible for overtime. In a separate message, the Department stated: "Under currently enforced law, employees with a salary below $455 per week ($23,660 annually) must be paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week. Workers making at least this salary level may be eligible for overtime based on their job duties. This salary level was set in 2004. This new proposal would update the salary threshold using current wage data, projected to January 1, 2020. The result would boost the standard salary level from $455 to $679 per week (equivalent to $35,308 per year). . . . More information about the proposed rule is available here. The Department encourages any interested members of the public to submit comments about the proposed rule electronically here, in the rulemaking docket RIN 1235-AA20. Once the rule is published in the Federal Register, the public will be able to submit comments for 60 days in order for those comments to be considered." ACCSES welcomes input from its members on the proposed rulemaking.
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