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This Democratic Congressman Is Adopting Obama's Overtime Rules

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

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Friday Talking Points -- Always Twirling for Freedom!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes down to the freakiest of the freaky in the whole Republican field, Donald Trump is very hard to top. Trump not only is running for president, he's apparently on a mission to singlehandedly destroy his own Trump brand, forevermore.

Dave Jamieson

'Vacation Is When I Have A 40-Hour Week'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Overtime: Finally, A Break for the Middle Class

Robert Reich | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

The U.S. Department of Labor just proposed raising the overtime threshold -- what you can be paid and still qualify to be paid "time-and-a-half" beyond 40 hours per week -- from $23,600 a year to $50,400. This is a big deal. Some 5 million workers will get a raise.

Michael Calderone

Media Companies Could Be Forced To Pay Overtime Under New Obama Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

President Obama's Proposed Overtime Regulations Could Leave Workers Worse Off

Joseph P. Mastrosimone | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Joseph P. Mastrosimone

On the surface, this adjustment seems like a boon for American workers. Ironically, however, while the rule would make more employees eligible for overtime pay, it might result in workers being worse off than before.

Dave Jamieson

Obama's Overtime Reforms, Explained

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Majority of Workers Who Will Benefit From Updated Overtime Rules Are Women

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Caroline Fredrickson

For many women-domestic workers as well as office workers-coming under the overtime provisions will mean that they will actually have more time for their families and other pursuits --but if they are indeed forced to work long hours, at least they will be paid for it.

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.

A Hard Day's Work Deserves a Fair Day's Pay

Barack Obama | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Barack Obama

Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve. That's partly because we've failed to update overtime regulations for years -- and an exemption meant for highly paid, white collar employees now leaves out workers making as little as $23,660 a year -- no matter how many hours they work.

Dave Jamieson

Obama Makes His Boldest Economic Move Since Taking Office

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Friday Talking Points -- Double Standards and Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a rather loaded question: How much attention do you think the media should be paying towards a presidential nominee who is right now getting 13 to 15 percent support in public opinion polls of their party's voters?

Sam Stein

White House Moves Closer To Major Executive Action On Overtime Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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,...

Dave Jamieson

Senate Democrats Tell Obama To Be Bold In Raising Wages

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, Senate Democrats joined a growing chorus of progressive economists and politicians urging the White House to be aggressive ...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Urge Obama Not To Blow It On Major Pay Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Concerned the White House may bend to Republicans and business groups, House Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to "make the bo...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Can Give You Overtime Pay -- If He Doesn't Blow It

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you're a salaried worker in the U.S., chances are you don't get paid overtime at your job, even if you work 100 hours a week and slee...

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.

Keep a Log of the Hours That You Have Worked

Brad Reid | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

When an employer fails to keep a record of hours worked, as happened in this case, the employee is entitled to compensation "on the most accurate basis possible."

Dave Jamieson

White House Delays Enforcement Of Minimum Wage, Overtime For Home Care Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department announced Tuesday that it plans to delay its enforcement of new minimum wage and overtime protections for the count...

Dave Jamieson

White House Might Cave On A New Minimum Wage Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was once part of President Barack Obama's "We Can't Wait" economic agenda. But now the wait might be getting even longer. The Labo...

Dave Jamieson

Subway Franchisee Has Inventive Scheme To Avoid Paying Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A former Subway sandwich maker in Washington claims his employer used an inventive scheme to avoid paying him overtime: Creating fiction...