Some lower-paid workers will start getting overtime in the New Year


The new year brings pay raises for an estimated one point three million U. S. workers along with some new overtime rules the labor department rules that go into effect on January first raise the threshold at which employees are exempt from being paid overtime the new cut off is six hundred eighty four dollars per week or thirty five thousand five hundred sixty eight a year that's a fifty percent increase from the previous threshold the job is most likely to be affected by the increase our shift supervisors or assistant managers restaurants retailers and manufacturing companies workers at companies of all sizes will be affected but the rules are likely to have a greater impact on small companies that do not have a big revenue stream

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