Brown Critical Of Trump's Overtime Plan For Salaried Workers
Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is fighting President Trump's proposed rules for paying overtime to salaried employees.
Brown says the administration's plan is a betrayal to American workers and could play a big role in the 2020 presidential election. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.
The White House is proposing an increase to the threshold to require overtime pay for people who make a little more than $35,000 a year.
That’s up from the current $23,660, but much lower than the Obama Administration proposal of $47,476.
Brown says the Trump proposal is too low.
Brown: “I’m convinced that come 2021 there will be new leaders in the country that have talked about this and have campaigned on this and one of the first things they’ll do is implement the overtime rule.”
Opponents say raising the overtime salary threshold to the Obama level would kill jobs. Supporters say it would create fairness by either paying for overtime or raising wages to avoid paying it.