July 2017 / 271 posts found

Trump Bails On Obama’s Big Overtime Reforms

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WASHINGTON The 80-hour work week isnt going anywhere for now. The Trump administration on Friday declined to defend landmark overtime reforms put forward by former President Barack Obama last year. In a brief filed in federal court, the White House said it instead wants to take its own stab at tweaking the nations overtime rules. Thats a mixed bag for the nations salaried workers. Obamas rules would have extended overtime protections to an estimated 4 million additional people, entitling them to time-and-a-half pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. Any plan that the Trump White House […]