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Obama to lower threshold for overtime pay – without Congressional action

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports President Obama’s Department of Labor plans to issue a regulation that more than doubles the threshold at which an employer may be excused from paying a worker overtime pay for working more than 40 hours per week – and he is doing it without Congress.

The move continues the trend by President Obama to act without consulting the elected representatives of the people.

The threshold at which overtime would not be required would increase from the current $455 per week to $970 per week by next year, according to the article. You may access the full article here.

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