President Obama wants more workers to get overtime

Jun 30, 2015 8:09 AM by Cheryl Wengren

WASHINGTON (AP) -More American workers would qualify for overtime with a plan President Barack Obama is proposing.

Right now, any salaried employee paid more than $455 a week - or about $23,600 a year - can be called a "manager" and doesn't have to be paid overtime.

The president wants salaried employees earning up to about $50,400 to be able to earn overtime.

Obama says the current limit is low and undercuts the intent of the overtime law.


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