New overtime rule could help millions

Jul 6, 2016
The Labor Department said an additional 4 million workers will have overtime protection.
 Customers pay at a cashier station in a JCpenny during Black Friday.
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How tariffs on Chinese imports affect the U.S. steel industry

May 18, 2016
Kai Ryssdal checks in with Delaware Steel in Pennsylvania.
Hot steel slab being rolled. 
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Millions more white-collar workers could get overtime

May 16, 2016
The Labor Department wants to close the wage gap for nearly 5 million employees.
Workers currently don't get overtime if they're managers or administrative workers making at least $23,660 a year.
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Working hard for the money — will overtime help?

Jun 30, 2015
President Obama has announced that he will update labor rules to allow workers extra pay for work.

President Obama extends overtime pay to more workers

Jun 30, 2015
The proposal could mean bigger paychecks for up to five million workers.

Labor Department may extend overtime to more workers

Jun 10, 2015
The change would mean workers with higher salaries are eligible for overtime.

Don't mess with French workers' 35 hour work week

Apr 10, 2014
Tech sector employees have struck a new collective bargaining agreement.

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Multiple labor lawsuits hit McDonald's

Mar 13, 2014
The fast-food giant is sued with its franchises for alleged wage and hour violations.

Obama pushes for more overtime pay

Mar 12, 2014
Wages haven’t really increased in the last 20 years--a look at how and why companies are keeping wages low
U.S. President Barack Obama returned to the White House after a day trip to New York on March 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The president attended two fundraisers and shopped at a Midtown Manahattan Gap, highlighting the retailer's policy of paying entry-level employees more than the federal minimum wage. No word on whether or not he was paid overtime.
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PODCAST: Overtime, overworked?

Mar 12, 2014
The White House wants to make more Americans eligible for overtime pay.