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U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Expanded Overtime Pay Requirements

On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (“Department of Labor”) proposed expanded overtime requirements for workers. Under the proposed requirements, workers who make less than $35,308.00 per year would be eligible for overtime pay for any hours worked beyond a 40 hour work week. This is an increase from the current requirement of $24,000.00 per year. To read the Department of Labor’s proposal, click here.

The Department of Labor previously attempted to expand the overtime requirements during the Obama Administration to approximately $47.000.00 per year but this proposal was blocked by judicial action. To read about the previous overtime proposal as well as the judicial action blocking the same, read our blog here.

The Department of Labor is currently seeking public comment on the proposed overtime requirement changes before publishing final changes.

Please check our blog regularly for updates.

Authors: Matthew John Markling, Patrick Vrobel, and John T. Sulik, Jr.

Note: This blog entry does not constitute – nor does it contain – legal advice. Legal jurisprudence is like the always changing Midwestern weather. As a result, this single blog entry cannot substitute for consultation with a McGown & Markling attorney. If legal advice is needed with respect to a specific factual situation, please feel free to contact a McGown & Markling attorney.

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