Skip to comments.Obama wants overtime pay for more salaried workers
Posted on 03/12/2014 4:39:44 PM PDT by Jean S
WASHINGTON (AP) Bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama intends to order changes in overtime rules so employers would be required to pay millions more workers for the extra time they put in on the job.
The rules, which would not likely take effect until 2015, are aimed at workers currently designated as supervisory employees but who are exempt from overtime because they get paid a salary of more than $455 a week. Obama plans to order his Labor Department to recommend regulations that would increase that salary threshold and change the definition of what constitutes a supervisor.
Obama's attention to overtime dovetails with his emphasis on correcting wage disparities, a theme that he has said will be central to the remainder of his presidential term. It also serves his political ends during a midterm election year, giving him a populist issue along with his calls for a higher minimum wage and better pay for women.
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I don’t know if Congress does ‘town halls’ anymore, but we must be asking both democrats and Republicans running for office what perks they are running for since it is clear the president is rapidly making their offices unnecessary.
And if they don’t like the dictatorial actions what they intend to do about them if elected.
It’s a lesser evil.
"And y'all thought I was the worst President of all time ha ha ha!"
Obama wants to kill the private sector.
... put salaried employees out-of-work at an even faster rate.
I'm surprised that they are not changing the definition of work and the definitions of "hour".
I’m salaried, and this seems like a ridiculous idea...The era of salaried workers will be over, and businesses will just move to an hourly scale for everyone.
And with it will come timestamps, hourly work tracking, and efficiency studies. Fewer workers will be hired, and employees will be expected to cram more work into non-overtime.
I get paid fairly for every hour I work. There are many weeks I put in 100+ hours, and there are (every once in a while) a week where I put in 35. The moment I feel taken advantage of, it’s incumbent upon me to have the certification and marketability to move to a different employer.
This amounts to a revenue grab by the Fed...Pay your employees more of those taxable dollars or else!
Stay out of my life, government. I don’t want you in my personal life, and I certainly don’t want you in my professional life.
Again, blowing up the law;;; Blurring the line between exempt and nonexempt employees.
I was an exempt employee most of my life and never worried about working extra hours because my employers gave me comp time which came in handy when I needed to handle personal errands on business days.
This guy is just determined to keep people in poverty, what the market will do is merely not pay people what they’ve earned (and frustrate A LOT of employees) to keep from paying more per his rule.
I put several years in with insane workloads and hours on salary. Loved it. I got paid extremely well.
Govt has no business getting in between boss and worker. My commment was just pointing out that people wanted ‘lesser evil’ in voting for squish RINOs (inference to the Bhoner pic) that refuse to rein Zero in with crap like this and got what they asked for.
Maybe they ought not do that anymore.
Good I don’t know why republicans just don’t simply explain that sure lets increase the minimum wage hey why stop at $10.00 lets shoot for $20.00 or $30.00 per hour but for all you people that are going to lose your job over this you must ensure that you put the blame for your job loss squarely where it belongs on the President.
“and change the definition of what constitutes a supervisor”
Gift to unions. Supervisors are not members of unions.
This is what community organizers do when they think they run your business.
Sorry, I wasn’t replying to your comment specifically, just the weighing in on the intent of Zero and his party.
A “salaried job” has a distinct definition. For one thing they don’t punch a clock. For another, in many cases their lunch is “paid” if you go by an 8 hr day (i.e. 9-5 with an hour lunch is only 7 hrs).
But with this crowd words are just things to be manipulated.
Some exempt employees have a higher salary than their supervisors. Obama class warfare fail.
There are salaried exempt and salaried nonexempt classifications of employees.