DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES PROPOSAL TO RESTORE, EXTEND OVERTIME PROTECTIONS FOR 3.6 MILLION LOW-PAID SALARIED WORKERS

The proposed rule would ensure that more workers receive extra pay for long hours.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced August 30, 2023 a notice of proposed rulemaking that would restore and extend overtime protections to 3.6 million salaried workers. The proposed rule would guarantee overtime pay for most salaried workers earning less than $1,059 per week, about $55,000 per year.

“For over 80 years, a cornerstone of workers’ rights in this country is the right to a 40-hour workweek, the promise that you get to go home after 40 hours or you get higher pay for each extra hour that you spend laboring away from your loved ones,” said Acting Secretary Julie Su. “I’ve heard from workers again and again about working long hours, for no extra pay, all while earning low salaries that don’t come anywhere close to compensating them for their sacrifices. Today, the Biden-Harris administration is proposing a rule that would help restore workers’ economic security by giving millions more salaried workers the right to overtime protections if they earn less than $55,000 a year. Workers deserve to continue to share in the economic prosperity of Bidenomics.”

Today’s announcement follows months of… [Read the entire press release here.]

Observation:

These rule changes to the overtime provisions will impact your business.  How, and what to do about is more complicated than simply reading the release, as the changes have significant business and financial impact to your organization.

To educate, inform, and help you develop your plan for navigating these pending changes, TAHR Services Inc has prepared a free educational webinar on the FLSA and the proposed changes as well as potential risk and impact for you.  Register for one of the upcoming free sessions today here.

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