New Overtime Rule is a Huge Boost for the Fight for $15

DC Politics Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans        The Department of Labor has formalized a new rule on overtime that will go into effect on January 1, 2020.  Any salaried workers making less than $35,308 annually, will be automatically eligible for overtime.  The standard in effect for the last fifteen years, since …

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Defining Overtime and Discretionary or Supervisory Workers

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Toronto   President Obama and his administration have announced an “always-on-the-shelf,” but long overdue move to revise the rules on definition and pay limits defining supervisory and discretionary workers and their eligibility for overtime.  In a sobering commentary noting the slow, grinding wheels of government, some have noted that a rule making procedure along these lines …

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Is the DOL Finally Moving on Employer Abuses of Independent Contractor Classifications?

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New Orleans   On March 13th the United States Department of Labor (DOL) is taking comments on the ways and means of an almost $2 million dollar survey of over 10,000 workers nationally that they have proposed as part of their so-called Misclassification Initiative.  What they are trying is to suss out through these interviews is …

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