Labor Department Moves To Take Away Overtime Pay Eligibility From Millions
By Doug Cunningham
On Wednesday Trump’s Labor Department took the first step to take overtime pay eligibility away from millions of workers. An Obama administration overtime rule expanded overtime eligibility for so-called “managerial” workers. Before Obama these workers making more than $23,000 a year couldn’t get overtime pay. The Obama rule expanded that salary threshold up to to $47,000. Millions of people earning between $23,000 and $47,000 would get overtime pay under Obama’s rule. Trump’s Labor Department doesn’t want those workers to get overtime pay.