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Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours?

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Overtime Pay Poll Results

Yes

244,735 votes

63%

No

144,847 votes

37%

Distribution of answers submitted by American voters.

2 Yes answers
3 No answers
0 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since May 26, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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Learn more about Overtime Pay

In May 2016, the Obama Administration announced new regulations that would increase the number of American entitled to receive time-and-a-half overtime pay. Salaried workers who earn up to $46,476 per year are now entitled to earn time-and-a-half pay when they work more than 40 hours per week. The previous regulations, issued in 2004, set the threshold for overtime pay at $23,660. The Labor department estimates that 4.2 million workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under the new regulations. Proponents argue that the rule is necessary due to inflation and note that only 7% of salaried workers currently qualify for overtime pay in 2015, down sharply from 60% in 1975. Opponents argue that the new rules will hurt employers and incentivize them to cut their employee’s hours.  See recent overtime pay news

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