Rewriting the rules about overtime pay
March 18, 2014
Guests: Damiel Paletta, Ross Eisenbrey and James Sherk
Last week, President Barack Obama directed the Labor Department to rewrite overtime pay rules so that more workers would be eligible for time-and-a-half pay when they put in extra hours. The rules would affect salaried employees who make more than $455 a week and are currently ineligible for overtime because they are considered management, even though they do most of the same tasks as hourly workers who do get overtime pay. Weâ€™ll delve deeper into the issues at hand with three guests â€“ Wall Street Journal reporter DAMIAN PALETTA and economists ROSS EISENBREY of the Economic Policy Institute and JAMES SHERK of the Heritage Foundation.