Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | August 30, 2015

August 31, 2015 Host Kathleen Marshall Speaks With Kristin-Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director of, About the Department of Labor’s Proposed Rule Change to the Overtime Pay Threshold

unnamedThe Department of Labor was founded in 1913 during William Howard Taft’s Presidency.  Since then it has established the 8 hours a day work rule, limited work time to 40 hours per week, except in some professions, overtime pay, unemployment and job training services and the CCC.  It enforces and can change labor law.

There is a threshold for overtime pay, currently set at $23,660 dollars. Workers making less than that can be eligible for overtime pay for work over 40 hours.  But many working at or just over the threshold do not get overtime pay.  The Department of Labor, at President Obama’s direction, is considering raising that threshold over the next two years to $50,440 per year.logo

In a new report, entitled “How the New Overtime Rule Will Help Women & Families,” co-authored by and The Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the new proposed rule change is examined.  The good news is that 3.2 million women, almost half of whom are Black, Hispanic and/or working single moms, will benefit.

picture-23606-1422989945Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner explains why and how.

For more information about MomsRising and the report visit the website

To listen to and/or download click the following link:  8-31-15 TTEOW

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