In an attempt to slow the effects of new overtime rules currently set to begin in December, an Oregon representative introduced an Act to Congress.
The current overtime rule set to begin this winter will raise the salary threshold for eligibility from $455 a week to $913, which is more than a $20,000 difference in the yearly salary. This would affect 4.2 million workers across the U.S. immediately and would automatically update the threshold every three years in response to the wage growth over time.
The Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act introduced by Rep. Schrader that seeks to postpone this would raise the threshold only to $36,000 this year and phase out the remainder over the following three years.
“Millions of workers have been waiting years for the overtime rules to catch up to reality and ensure that working people get the pay or time with their families that they deserve. This legislation would ask them to wait even longer. By delaying implementation and removing the automatic updating of the salary threshold, the proposed legislation stands in stark contrast to that vision,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez.
If you are facing a wage dispute at work due to your employer not paying you properly for overtime, you may have legal options. Contact an attorney with Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 as soon as possible.