Over 1 Million Workers Could Be Eligible For Overtime Pay In 2020
If you're not currently eligible for overtime, you could be starting in January of 2020.
According to WKBW, some employees, including 1.2 million middle class workers, could be overtime eligible starting in January under a new presidential policy.
"According to the Department of Labor, executive, administrative, or professional employees who make less than $684 a week ($35,568 a year) will now be eligible for time-and-a-half pay for work performed beyond 40 hours in a week. That is an increase from $455 a week ($23,660 a year)."
The new policy also raises the threshold for "highly compensated employees." Raised from $100,000 to $107,432 per year; those employees are exempt from overtime pay.
The Labor Department said it expects nearly 1.3 million workers will be eligible for overtime who isn't eligible, currently.
Read the full story at WKBW.