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09.28.16

House of Representatives Takes Aim at Worker Overtime Compensation

The House is set to vote this week on HR 6094, legislation aimed at delaying and ultimately blocking implementation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations that could raise the wages of millions of workers.

The rule, which is set to go into effect on December 1st, raises the current salary threshold below which workers are entitled to overtime pay from $23,660 a year to $47,476 a year. The AFL-CIO responded to the legislation in a letter to Capitol Hill this week, calling the bill an attempt at, “robbing millions of workers of the opportunity to earn more pay or spend more time with their families.”

IFPTE also commented, saying, “this legislation is yet another example of the long string of anti-worker bills brought by this House of Representatives to deny workers the pay they have earned and deserve.”

Read the full AFL-CIO letter and the Obama Administration veto threat.

AFL-CIO Letter Opposing Delay of Overtime Rule

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