Dems Want Federal Overtime Threshold Raised to $82K

Some federal lawmakers want the salary threshold for overtime eligibility more than doubled, HR Dive reports.

Currently, the U.S. Department of Labor requires that workers earning less than $684 a week ($35,568 per year) be paid time-and-a-half for all hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. But a group of Democratic lawmakers, including Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, has called for raising the threshold to apply to employees earning more than $82,000 by 2026 — roughly $35,000 more than the level proposed by the Obama administration. 4/12/2021