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New overtime proposal raises salary threshold to $35,000

Erika Beras Mar 25, 2019
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A new proposal to allow most employees making $35,000 or less to qualify for overtime pay comes three years after a similar Obama-administration proposal that failed.
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Three years after a similar, failed Obama administration proposal, the Department of Labor has issued a new proposal that would allow most employees making $35,000 or less to qualify for overtime pay. This time, the proposal is not tied to inflation — something that employers might welcome. 

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