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Changes to overtime laws proposed by U.S. Department of Labor

A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, to increase the income threshold for overtime pay.

Currently, non-exempt workers who make $455 a week or less ($23,660 annually) are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week.

The proposed changes would raise the income threshold to include non-exempt workers who make up to $679 per week ($35,308 annually). If passed, approximately 1 million more individuals would be eligible for overtime pay in the U.S.

The current threshold was set in 2004, and many believe it is outdated. The NPRM has also proposed regularly reviewing this salary threshold.

The public is encouraged to provide feedback on this initiative. Individuals can submit comments on the website.

When employers break wage and hour laws

Unpaid overtime is an issue affecting workers across the U.S. Unfortunately, many employers regularly break employment laws, completely disregarding the rights of their employees.

Wage and hour violations can take many forms. Some employers require employees to work off the clock without pay. Other employers may fail to provide workers with meal and rest breaks. Others may fail to fully compensation an employee for hours worked after quitting or being fired.

When employees are not being compensated fairly for time spent working, it is important that they are aware of their legal rights and options.

Talking to an employment law attorney is a wise first step for affected employees to take. If you believe your employer has violated wage and hour laws, it is advisable to talk to an attorney as soon as possible.

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