Stand up for overtime pay: Share your story!
In 2016, the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) announced a major change to the law governing overtime pay. The new rule significantly increased the number of people who qualify for time-and-a-half pay for any hours they work beyond 40 in a week. Under the new rule, salaried employees making less than $47,476 a year must be paid overtime.
The new rule went into effect last year, but it has not been fully implemented or enforced by DOL, in part because of a lawsuit, and also because the Trump Labor Department is considering weakening or killing the updated rule.
In order to stand up for this rule, we need to hear from working people who are affected by changes in overtime pay.
The Department of Labor and the media need to hear stories from working people who are supposed to be benefiting from expanded overtime pay. We want to hear from you if the points below describe your work:
- You occasionally or regularly work more than 40 hours in a week
- You are a salaried worker
- Your annual salary is between $23,000 and $50,000
If you answered yes to those questions, please share your story using the form on this page! After you fill out the form, we will be in touch to hear more about your situation and may ask you to tell your story on our blog or to DOL. Your information will not be shared without your permission and we will contact you before your story is shared publicly in any way.
For more information about the new overtime pay rule, who is covered, and what to do about it, see our guide here. Thank you for standing up for overtime rights!
Do you have friends, family, or coworkers who might be affected by changes in overtime pay? Please share this page!