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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Hussein out trying to buy votes for the flailing democrats..
He is also scared and worried that his tribe will lose the total Congress...lets keep them worried and scared folks...
AMERICA IS WAKING UP...VOTERS REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER...and don’t let the Clinton’s forget about BENGHAZI...
Two things will happen if Obumbler gets this through.
1) Many of those workers falling into this category will LOST THEIR JOBS.
2) Many of those remaining workers will HAVE THEIR HOURS CUT in order to eliminate the overtime pay requirements.
70% of all new jobs that have been created under this jerk are minimum wage jobs. You’d think he’d worry about that first or maybe the increasing cost of food, gas as well as other goods and services.
Of course I’m sure he can just sign an executive order and make it so.
I can remember Pelosi hectoring Bush over “McJobs” in the mid-2000s.
In the Era of Baraq, those are the new “breadwinner” vocations.
if businesses don’t have the revenue to pay for a raise what then??? They close shop/
This probably telegraphs much more about Obama’s work ethic, than anything else. It also explains why he takes so many vacations and golf outings, without any conscience about the travel costs.
He believes he is entitled to it because of the number of after-hours interruptions he must endure as a ‘salaried’ executive.
I can't believe how this guy is Fubaring everything and blurring lines and disrupting all order. Then again, he learned this all from Cloward, Piven, Alinsky, Wright and Frank Marshall Davis...
One of many things he wants to kill.
Obie is fishing for a cause to draw attention away from CommieCare,
He wants to create a false issue that democrats can ride to victory in the next election as they did the phony “War On Women” in 2012.
Next comes a wave of contracting. No employees except a small group of owners, and everyone else is a contractor with a revolving door.
.The era of salaried workers will be over, and businesses will just move to an hourly scale for everyone.Speaking as an hourly man who refuses to do salary and the headache it comes with, I can't necessarily say I'd be sad about it. I just don't want it to come about the Obummer's way.
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.Well, you can only cram so much. I tell my bosses that when they try. And then I ask "Are you going to authorize overtime?" They usually say no. "Then I'm going home at the end of my shift." Then I get the threats about replacement. "Do you really think you're going to find someone who will do more work an hour at the wage you're paying?" Dead silence. Replacement never happens. Then crunch time hits because they didn't authorize enough overtime early in the project and I make out like a bandit billing my 2x on the unlimited overtime. I tell 'em it would be less costly just to authorize so much overtime a week, but execs never listen. Or they fire and hire and wonder why they never make the productivity quotas.
Stay out of my life, government. I dont want you in my personal life, and I certainly dont want you in my professional life.Too late, friend! Government is already all over professional life, what with taxes and regulations and so on. And my experience is that most corporations love it, being hand-in-glove with government.
A third thing would be having pension or other benefits cut to offset the extra pay for overtime.
Having worked salary exempt many years, there were good and bad things about overtime. When O-T meant comp time, it was great. No extra taxable earnings, and it made for a few 3 day weekends. When the company changed that policy, the new policy stated that O-T was only paid out for the hours worked after putting in 45 hours, i.e., hours 41-45 were unpaid. For the strivers, that seemed like an incentive to impress the bosses. I refused to do it, never again worked past 40 hours, got my work done, enjoyed my family during my time off. Those co-workers who elected to work over 40 hours had less time with family, and the company didn’t care one way or another that they appeared so “dedicated.” I worked with the principle expressed by my chief executive years back: “You are expected to fulfill a 40 hour work week, and if you can’t get your job done in 40 hours, you’re inefficient.” Worked for me! Now, as for 0bama’s tampering with O-T, hasn’t he done enough damage to this country? Interfering with corporate policies can only turn out badly.
He’s trying every way he can to create more taxable income and to punish business owners at the same time.
I worked for years as a salaried proposal coordinator for a major defense contractor. All our proposals required extensive overtime. We sometimes worked all night on a weekend and into Sunday morning. And we got paid overtime every time. Not time-and-one-half but straight time and a premium. The company paid it because it had to to keep the salaried employees in our department.
I agree but there will come a time if limits are not placed where every employer will feel like they can put you to work for 100+ hours without concern and without empathy for you family, and what will you do then?
Some of us actually want to work without having to worry about whether we will ever spend time with our families are not. I’m sure you work 100+ hours with great concern for your family, however, I enjoy my 40-45 hours of work and while I don’t provide for my family like I would want to, I do enjoy the many hours I get to spend with them.
I know that many employers don’t care about that, and if we were all salary they wouldn’t give a damn no matter how much we make how much time we spend with them.
My boss cares about my hours but when you get further away from human contact the less you care about people. My bosses boss could care less how many hours we work or how late we work them because they aren’t in touch. Should government decided that? I would like to say no, however, my bosses scare me more, call me liberal if you want, but quite frankly if you look around, even our good Christians don’t really care about fellow man anymore.