Salaried Workers could earn more with New Overtime Rule

SEIU President Henry: All workers will benefit from new overtime rules

President Obama announced in a Huffington Post op-ed that his administration is issuing a new rule that would raise the threshold for which many salaried workers would be eligible for overtime pay from $23,660 to $50,440. The new rule would make millions of additional Americans eligible for overtime pay if they exceed a 40-hour work week and is widely seen as a huge boost not only for workers, but for the economy as a whole. In response to the new rule, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry issued a statement, saying: “Increasing the overtime threshold is probably the single most important thing the president could do, on his own, to raise pay—and more than that, it’s the right thing to do: workers should be paid for all the hours they actually work.”

Read about the new rule in The New York Times
Read Mary Kay Henry’s entire statement

Tweet from @BarackObama:
“Too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve.” —President Obama on overtime pay

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