Overtime Rules Change

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rules to restore the overtime protection workers have lost to inflation since 1975.
Under federal overtime regulations, workers who earn less than a certain salary level are generally entitled to overtime protection. The last regular adjustment to the
salary level was made by President Ford in 1975. No further adjustments were
made for the next 29 years. In March 2014, President Obama directed the Labor Department to update overtime eligibility

The current federal threshold for overtime is $455 per week—or $23,660 per year. To simply make up for inflation, it should be raised to $51,168. Many workers who would benefit from restored overtime protection are employees at banks, Walmart, and fast food restaurants. Insurance clerks, secretaries, low-level managers, social
workers, bookkeepers, dispatchers, sales and marketing assistants and employees
in scores of other occupations would also benefit.

Americans are working longer hours and still not getting ahead. One big reason is the fact that millions of workers are suffering from grossly unfair federal overtime regulations.

· Simply put, modernizing the federal overtime regulations is the single most effective action the President can take today to raise wages for working people.

· We are at a critical point in the process that will result in real action, providing a much needed boost to America’s workers and our economy as a whole.

· Every day that goes by, millions of workers miss out on overtime pay they rightfully deserve. It’s time to finish the job.

· Restoring lost overtime protections will disproportionately help women, blacks, Hispanics, workers under age 35, and workers with lower levels of education.

· Restoring overtime protections that have been eroded by inflation is the least we can do. Working people demand bold action.

· It is critically important that overtime protections be indexed to inflation going forward. We should not allow these protections to be eroded again in the future like they have been up to now.
Background Sample Tweets

1. Work 40+ hours/week?
2. Earn less than $23k?

You could be missing out on overtime pay: http://afl-cio.kinja.com/10-reasons-why-you-should-gaf-about-overtime-1709810793 #time4OT

Who owns your overtime? http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/22/opinion/who-owns-your-overtime.html?smid=fb-share&_r=1 #Time4OT

New expected overtime rule could impact millions of workers. Learn more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/22/opinion/who-owns-your-overtime.html?smid=fb-share&_r=1 #Time4OT

DGAF about #Overtime? You should. Here’s 10 reasons why: http://afl-cio.kinja.com/10-reasons-why-you-should-gaf-about-overtime-1709810793

10 reasons you should GAF about #Overtime. Seriously. http://afl-cio.kinja.com/10-reasons-why-you-should-gaf-about-overtime-1709810793

.@RichardTrumka says #overtime pay rule needs “bold action.” Here’s why—> http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Economy/Overtime-Pay-Rule-Needs-Bold-Action-says-Trumka

“Give America a raise. We need it, we deserve it, we have to have it,”@RichardTrumka http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Economy/Overtime-Pay-Rule-Needs-Bold-Action-says-Trumka #overtime @USDOL

Why it’s #timeforOT update in pay rules: http://www.epi.org/publication/time-update-overtime-pay-rules-answers-frequently/ via @EconomicPolicy

People are working overtime & not getting paid for it —> http://www.epi.org/publication/time-update-overtime-pay-rules-answers-frequently/ via @EconomicPolicy #Time4OT

The problem with current overtime rules? @EconomicPolicy explains: http://www.epi.org/publication/time-update-overtime-pay-rules-answers-frequently/ #Time4OT

Watch this woman’s story and see why it’s important for @USDOL to update OT pay rules. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp_xBB7lLWY #Time4OT
DGAF about #Overtime? You should. Here’s 10 reasons why: http://afl-cio.kinja.com/10-reasons-why-you-should-gaf-about-overtime-1709810793

10 reasons you should GAF about #Overtime. Seriously. http://afl-cio.kinja.com/10-reasons-why-you-should-gaf-about-overtime-1709810793

Overtime Pay Rule Needs “Bold Action,” says Trumka

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Economy/Overtime-Pay-Rule-Needs-Bold-Action-says-Trumka
.@RichardTrumka says #overtime pay rule needs “bold action.” Here’s why—> http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Economy/Overtime-Pay-Rule-Needs-Bold-Action-says-Trumka

“Give America a raise. We need it, we deserve it, we have to have it,”@RichardTrumka http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Economy/Overtime-Pay-Rule-Needs-Bold-Action-says-Trumka #overtime @USDOL
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Why It’s Time to Update Overtime Pay Rules:
http://www.epi.org/publication/time-update-overtime-pay-rules-answers-frequently/
Why it’s #TimeForOT update in pay rules: http://www.epi.org/publication/time-update-overtime-pay-rules-answers-frequently/ via @EconomicPolicy

Overtime Regulation Overview

Overview: In March 2014, President Obama instructed the Department of Labor to revise the rules governing overtime eligibility. We expect the Labor Department to publish its proposed overtime eligibility regulation in June 2015, after which there will be a public comment period, probably lasting two months.

Quick Facts

– Since 1975, overtime protections have been significantly eroded by inflation and have never been sufficiently adjusted for inflation.

– The current regulation provides automatic overtime coverage for workers earning less than $455 per week or $23,660 per year (below the poverty line for a family of four).

– Salaried workers who earn more than the threshold can be denied overtime pay if they are deemed to be professionals, administrators or executives.

– Percentage of salaried workers covered by the threshold for automatic coverage: 65% in 1975; 11% in 2013.

– 6.1 million additional workers would be automatically entitled to overtime if the threshold is raised to $989 per week or $51,168 per year.
Blogs and Articles

President Obama Op Ed
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barack-obama/a-hard-days-work-deserves-a-fair-days-pay_b_7691922.html
10 Reasons You Should GAF about Overtime
http://afl-cio.kinja.com/10-reasons-why-you-should-gaf-about-overtime-1709810793

Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga’s op-ed from The Toledo Blade last week is here:
http://www.toledoblade.com/Opinion/2015/06/21/After-four-decades-it-s-time-to-pay-it-forward-on-overtime.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In March 2014, President Obama directed the Labor Department to update overtime eligibility rules to restore the overtime protection workers have lost to inflation since 1975.
Under federal overtime regulations, workers who earn less than a certain salary level are generally entitled to overtime protection. The last regular adjustment to the
salary level was made by President Ford in 1975. No further adjustments were
made for the next 29 years.

The current federal threshold for overtime is $455 per week—or $23,660 per year. To simply make up for inflation, it should be raised to $51,168. Many workers who would benefit from restored overtime protection are employees at banks, Walmart, and fast food restaurants. Insurance clerks, secretaries, low-level managers, social
workers, bookkeepers, dispatchers, sales and marketing assistants and employees
in scores of other occupations would also benefit.

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