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Obama Overtime Pay

What Obama's Overtime Reform Means for Small Businesses

Marc Prosser | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Marc Prosser

The whole point of the overtime reform is to help employees, especially those that are overworked. The idea is that they will either get paid for the overtime they work or have their overtime hours cut so they have a better quality of life.

Dave Jamieson

'Vacation Is When I Have A 40-Hour Week' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past year, as his agency was developing a rule to expand overtime pay to more Americans, Labor Secretary Tom Perez met a lot of...

Jason Linkins

Civilized Nations Don't Put Children In Brutal Prisons, So Why Do We? | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

So that happened. On this week's podcast, Dana Liebelson joins us to discuss her recent exposé of the prison system in Michigan, where children -- co...

Obama Heralds Job Growth, New Overtime Rule In Wisconsin Speech

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin, July 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama ripped the policies of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and poked fun at the large crop...

Michael Calderone

Media Companies Could Be Forced To Pay Overtime Under New Obama Proposal | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.01.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- When reporters covered President Barack Obama’s proposal Monday night to extend overtime pay to millions of additional Americans, some, ...

New Overtime Pay Protections for American Workers

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

The fight for fair wages is far from over. We have already heard opposition from some Congressional Republicans who want to block this common-sense measure to expand overtime pay for hardworking families.

Dave Jamieson

Obama's Overtime Reforms, Explained | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

In a blog post on The Huffington Post on Monday, President Barack Obama laid out his highly anticipated plan to extend overtime pay to more American w...

Hollowing Out the Middle Class

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The Department of Labor's new regulations aim to expand the number of workers who are entitled to receive time-and-a-half pay for working over 40 hours per week. While the White House claims this change is a lifeline for the middle class, the reality is that these new rules will hollow out the middle class and likely increase inequality in the workplace.

Dave Jamieson

Obama Makes His Boldest Economic Move Since Taking Office | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama this week will propose a plan to extend overtime pay to 5 million American workers who are currently excluded und...

Sam Stein

White House Moves Closer To Major Executive Action On Overtime Pay | Sam Stein | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration on Tuesday morning put in motion one of the last major elements of the president's economic agenda, a reform to overtime rule...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Says Workers Are Being 'Cheated' Out Of Overtime Pay | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said his administration would soon release details of a highly anticipated reform to the nation's overtime rules,...

Raising Overtime Pay Is Easier Than You Think

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Bob Cesca

It has been an especially good time over the past month watching President Obama give the congressional Republicans exactly what they asked for when they decided to oppose everything he did. But it's time to complete the trifecta: raise overtime pay for American workers.

Fast Food Managers Prefer 'Stature' To Overtime Pay, Wealthy CEO Says

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business

Fast food CEO Andy Puzder took to the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal Tuesday to rip into a White House proposal to raise the wages of low-paid...

Extra Effort Unrewarded

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans despise America's poor and jobless. The GOP made that perfectly clear by repeatedly denouncing them and cutting food stamps and unemployment benefits. But last week, Republicans revealed that they also hate hard-working Americans!

Obama: Overtime Pay Plan Will Help 'Build An Economy That Works For Everybody'

AP | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it's not right that businesses that treat their employers fairly can be undercut by competitors who do...

Dave Jamieson

How Obama's Reforms To Overtime Law Will Change People's Lives | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

In her years managing a small dollar store in Michigan, there were times when Dawn Hughey worked 60, 70, or even 80 hours a week just to keep the plac...

Obama Can Give 10 Million Workers A Raise Without Even Asking Congress

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business

If President Barack Obama goes through with a reported proposal to expand overtime protections, he could end up giving 10 million workers a raise. ...

Obama To Push For More Overtime Pay, White House Official Says

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama intends to order changes in overtime rules so employers would be required to pay millio...

Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion Of Overtime Pay

The New York Times | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Obama this week will seek to force American businesses to pay more overtime to millions of workers, the latest move by his ad...