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This Whiteboard Explainer: What is Overtime, posted by Heidi Shierholz on the DOL’s blog back on July 8, 2015, is not new, but I think it is worthy of posting now because it’s the simplest explanation I’ve seen of the proposed rule changes.  Apparently others agree as the DOL included this video, along with four others, in its December 29,…

  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the minimum wage rates in “Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont,” West Virginia, Colorado and South Dakota will increase effective January 1, 2016.  Workers in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Minnesota will also see minimum wage increases later this summer.  According to the Department,…

The Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division announced a proposed rule change today that would extend overtime protections to approximately 5 million additional workers by increasing the salary cap for workers that fall under the white collar exception to the overtime rule, which the Department said has threatened to eat the current overtime rule without automatic cost-of-living increases over…

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