Statement in Support of Dept. of Labor Overtime Regulations

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Statement in Support of Dept. of Labor Overtime Regulations


YWCA USA applauds the Department of Labor (DOL) for proposing the long overdue and much needed regulations to expand overtime protections to 5 million workers across the country, with 56 percent of the affected workers women.  By raising the overtime salary threshold up to $50,440 per year, working women will be eligible for time and a half for every hour worked over 40 hours per week. This new regulation will improve the economic security of women and their families and reduce income inequality by compensating workers for a fair day’s work.