Sen. Sherrod Brown, colleagues urge extension of overtime pay to millions of Americans

Norwalk Reflector

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today joined his Senate colleagues in urging the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to extend overtime pay to millions of Americans who are working long hours without fair pay.

Last year, at Brown’s urging, DOL proposed an expansion to overtime pay protections that could benefit five million Americans, including 160,000 Ohioans. The proposal would bring overtime pay to salaried workers making up to approximately $50,440. Currently, workers making only $23,660 or less qualify for overtime, and that threshold hasn’t been meaningfully updated since the 1970s.

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