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    Default American Workers Deserve Pay for Overtime! (Petition)

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    American Workers Deserve Pay for Overtime!

    While hourly paid American workers are already receiving time and a half for time worked in excess of 40 hours, salaried workers typically do not receive this compensation. According to the Economic Policy Institute, income of middle class workers has steadily deteriorated over the years while recent economic recovery has only benefited the very wealthy. In other words, people working long hours are actually making less money than in years past! As a result, President Obama has requested an update to the earnings threshold for salaried workers.

    According to a White House Press Release:

    ”President Obama announced that the Department of Labor will propose extending overtime pay to nearly 5 million workers.The proposal would guarantee overtime pay to most salaried workers earning less than an estimated $50,440 next year.”

    Updating the overtime regulations are long overdue. At this writing, salaried employees who make as little as $23,660 a year are expected to work as many hours in excess of 40 hours as their employers ask without overtime pay. Raising this level will strengthen the middle class by paying them a fair wage for their hard work.
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    Default Re: American Workers Deserve Pay for Overtime! (Petition)

    Wonder if it will be retroactive for the last hundred or so years.. I remember working as a kid for a drug store chain and they gave me the nice title of store manager.. I watched my ass't make about three times as much as I did..Holidays it was easy to put in up to 100 hours.. That's where I learned to drive truck though as it was on their trucks An ole White 9000 with a 45 ft trailer.. Got fired when the supervisor showed up and watched me as I was backing into the dock.. They fired the driver too .. He went to Perkins and never heard from him again.. And thus my trucking career started..
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    Default Re: American Workers Deserve Pay for Overtime! (Petition)

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    Wonder if it will be retroactive for the last hundred or so years.. I remember working as a kid for a drug store chain and they gave me the nice title of store manager.. I watched my ass't make about three times as much as I did..Holidays it was easy to put in up to 100 hours.. That's where I learned to drive truck though as it was on their trucks An ole White 9000 with a 45 ft trailer.. Got fired when the supervisor showed up and watched me as I was backing into the dock.. They fired the driver too .. He went to Perkins and never heard from him again.. And thus my trucking career started..
    My last job as a office manager, I was salaried and worked through lunch everyday. We finally asked to be let off work 1/2 earlier to get compensated that way. I loved my job and that is the only reason I never asked to get paid for it.

 

 

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