DOL Did Chamber's Bidding With OT Rule, House Panel Hears

Law360 (June 12, 2019, 8:42 PM EDT) -- Workers' advocates cast the U.S. Department of Labor as the business lobby's pet on Wednesday at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on the Trump administration's proposed overtime rule, which would set the salary under which most workers must get overtime at about $35,000.

The House Workforce Protections subcommittee hearing came a day after Democrats proposed the Restoring Overtime Pay Act, which would codify a stricken Obama administration rule that rankled the business community by making employers pay overtime to most workers making less than about $47,000.

While the Obama administration sought to give workers a long-delayed boost with its rule,...

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