U.S. Department of Labor this week finalized a new overtime rule, effective December 1st, that doubles the cap for salaried workers to be eligible for overtime pay to $913/week ($47,476/year), directly affecting 425,000 salaried workers in North Carolina.
July 17, 2015
Dawn was a manager at Dollar General for two years, and because they paid her more than $23,660 a year, they could work her like a dog, with 60-70 hour weeks, and never pay her a dime for her time over 40 hours. But that’s about to change.
Public comment is needed as the US Department of Labor has proposed updates to the rules that determine which working people are eligible for overtime, a change that will immediately boost the pay of 160,000 North Carolina workers.