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Obama sets into place new overtime rules for salaried employees




WASHINGTON – President Obama announced Friday he has set into place via executive powers a change for overtime rules – boosting salaries nationwide and costing employers – $12 billion over the next 10 years. 

Posted on the White House website is a brief explanation about the new rules, explained by Vice-President Joe Biden

Right now, you're guaranteed overtime if you’re an hourly worker, but if you’re salaried, you’re only automatically guaranteed overtime if you make less than $23,660. If you’re a manager on salary and you work an extra 10, 20, 30 hours a week — you often don’t get paid a dime more for those additional hours. That’s simply wrong.

Starting in December, we're making sure that more workers get paid fairly for the overtime hours that they work. With this new rule, we’re increasing the cutoff for automatic overtime for salaried workers to $47,476 — most salaried workers making less than $47,476 will be guaranteed overtime pay for working more than 40 hours a week.

Companies will have a choice: Pay their workers for the extra hours they put in, or cap their hours at 40 hours a week. For over 4 million workers, this change means they’ll either get a bump in pay or will get more time with their families if they work more than 40 hours a week. Or more time to go back to school or get additional job training.

More HERE.


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  1. Watch the Left and their minions in the MSM howl when a Republican President uses such EO’s to make law and by pass Congress.
    However I do agree a lot of businesses have been real little snots in abusing their employees on this issue. But it is up to Congress to change it.

  2. Yesterday, on the “Joe Walsh Show,” Joe said that the Constitution lists all of the president’s powers in Article 2. That article doesn’t say, “overtime pay,” so Obama’s new rule is unconstitutional.

  3. he’s going try to provoke the GOP congress write laws against what he does. What he does is very popular.. so this makes the GOP unpopular.
    Who knows maybe they’ll be dumb enough to bite.
    Gold old fashioned election year politics.
    Also Hillary now gets to point one more thing a Trump Presidency would reverse regarding Obama’s executive orders. payment for overtime.
    You folks played it like Obama was dumb. Some of you probably bought into that because of his skin tone. But he has been a brilliant implementor and tactician for the Democrats. Very legit. Smart man. Everything he does now will be about getting Hillary into office.
    Be afraid.

  4. and regarding EO’s Bush the idiot Savant from 2001 – Jan 2009 issued
    291 executive orders. 54 In his FIRST YEAR. And thats when he had a functioning congress. That man never knew the word negotiation. You all loved him for it.
    Now you got to eat it when a Democrat does it back. Obama has done it about 240 times so far. Less than Bush and saddled with a DO NOTHING CONGRESS when the business of country has to be done.
    You can blame the do nothing congress for creating any vacuum any President would be more than happy to fill.

  5. Using executive orders are NOT unconstitutional as long as they are used to implement lawful acts of congress and not enact law as tyrant Obama does.
    The President is the one who has the duty to carry out the lawful Acts of Congress.
    The granting of the executive Power to the President is not a blank check giving him power to do whatever he wants. The executive Power is simply the power to put into effect to implement those Acts of Congress which are within Congress’ enumerated powers.
    When Congress refused to pass the DREAM ACT, which provided a path to citizenship for certain categories of illegal aliens, ICE had no authority to implement it, in whole or in part, by executive memo! Power over Rules of Naturalization (i.e., who qualifies for citizenship and what are the procedures) is expressly granted to Congress by Article I, Sec. 8, cl. 4, which grants to Congress alone the Power To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization. The President has no constitutional power over immigration & naturalization except to enforce the Acts of Congress. But when Congress refuses to make a law concerning naturalization, a President who enacts it anyway, via “executive order(action)”, or administrative regulation, or administrative memo by his underlings in the various executive agencies, is acting lawlessly in violation of the constitution. His(Obama’s many) unlawful acts should be nullified, and he should be removed from office for his usurpation. Obama’s executive orders to the EPA killing coal and over 30,000 coal jobs are unlawful as a direct violation of the constitution. Fortunately, Trump will overturn ALL of Obama’s criminal acts.
    All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.