Millions of Americans are working overtime and not getting paid for it. That's because overtime rules—which require employers to pay workers for time beyond 40 hours a week—have been severely weakened since 1975.
This is easy to fix. The Department of Labor just proposed a plan to protect an estimated 5 million additional workers from overtime abuse. And now they need to hear from you.
The Department of Labor will use your comments when deciding to boost overtime pay, so it’s important that they hear from you.
The new proposed overtime rules will guarantee that you will receive overtime pay if you earn a salary of less than $50,440.*
What's your annual salary?
How many hours per week do you work?
With overtime reform, each week, you could make an additional:
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The current annual income threshold below which salaried employees are guaranteed overtime pay.
In 1975, the overtime threshold covered 62% of salaried workers, but today only 8% are covered.
The Department of Labor estimates that at least 5 million workers will be affected (of the more than 11 million workers newly guaranteed overtime.)