It's time to fix overtime

Millions of Americans are working overtime and not getting paid for it. That's because overtime rules—which require employers to pay workers for time beyond 40 hours a week—have been severely weakened since 1975.

This is easy to fix. The Department of Labor just proposed a plan to protect an estimated 5 million additional workers from overtime abuse. And now they need to hear from you.

Tell the Department of Labor You Support New Overtime Protections.

The Department of Labor will use your comments when deciding to boost overtime pay, so it’s important that they hear from you.

To Secretary Tom Perez, U.S. Department of Labor:

The Department of Labor should act immediately to raise the overtime threshold to $50,440, a change that would bring guaranteed overtime protection to more than 11 million more workers by virtue of their salary alone.

In 1975, more than 60% of salaried workers were protected by overtime laws, but today it’s only 8%. Updating overtime regulations is one of the most important steps the DOL can take to protect working families.

How much could you benefit from overtime reform?

The new proposed overtime rules will guarantee that you will receive overtime pay if you earn a salary of less than $50,440.*

What's your annual salary?

How many hours per week do you work?

With overtime reform, each week, you could make an additional:

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