Mark Takano

Trump's Labor Department wants salary level to determine whether workers receive overtime

Trump's Labor Department wants salary level to determine whether workers receive overtime

The Labor Department said Friday it wants salary level to count in deciding who is eligible for overtime pay. But it's holding off setting the maximum pay a worker can get and still qualify for overtime.

That's according to a brief filed by the Trump administration in federal court in New Orleans in a case over whether President Obama's administration had the right to double the threshold to around $47,000. A federal court last year blocked the Obama administration rule, and Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has suggested the decision may have called into question whether his agency could use a salary level at all.

He told a Senate panel this year that he'd consider raising the...

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