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Employers nationwide gave raises to avoid paying overtime. Now they’re taking them back.

  • In 2014, Obama boosted the minimum level of income workers can earn without being entitled to overtime pay. 
  • The Department of Labor rule change meant anyone making $47,476 or less could get overtime pay after they worked 40 hours in a week. 
  • An estimated 4.2 million American workers were set to benefit from the rule change, to the tune of $470 million. 
  • Some businesses, however, sought to sidestep the change by bumping their employees up past the $47,476 mark.
  • Then, about a week before the rules would have gone into effect on Dec. 1, a federal judge in Texas issued an injunction, blocking the change nationwide.
  • He decided the Obama administration was overreaching its authority.
  • Employers across the country, though, reacted by taking back the raises. Read more
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Watch Jason Chaffetz React As He’s Accused Of ‘Beating Up On A Woman’ Over Her Pay

WASHINGTON – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) laid into Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Tuesday for grilling Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards over her salary – something she suggested he wouldn’t have done had Richards been a man.

Don’t mess with Carolyn Maloney.

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