DOL Publishes Proposed Overtime Rule Expected to Extend Overtime Pay To 3.4 Million Workers



The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its “Overtime Rule” to extend overtime protections to an estimated 3.4 million additional salaried workers. While the proposed rule has little relevance for unionized construction craftworkers, it may alter whether other employees of SWACCA member companies are eligible for overtime when they work more than 40 hours in a week.

The proposal raises from $684 per week/$35,568 annually to $1,059 per week/$55,068 annually the threshold salaried workers must be paid above before their job duties can be assessed to determine if they are overtime exempt executive, administrative, professional, or outside sales employees. 

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