Federal Department of Labor Proposes Increasing Employees Eligible for Overtime

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require overtime to be paid to workers earning less than $1,059 per week or about $55,000 annually. Currently, employees earning less than $684 per week or $35,568 per year. In addition, the proposed ruling would automatically increase this salary threshold every three years to reflect current earnings data, and refine rules for determining whether an employee who make more than the threshold is entitled to overtime. 

PSATS is concerned that this substantial change will be an unfunded mandate on townships and will submit comments once the public comment period opens. To learn more, click here to read the press release. 

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