Ori Korin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Working Hard for The Money: Jobs With Justice Lauds President Obama’s Move to Apply Overtime Protections to More Workers
Washington, D.C. – Following President Obama’s announcement to reverse the “white-collar exemption” and extend overtime pay rules to cover as many as 10 million additional workers, Jobs With Justice executive director Sarita Gupta issued the following statement:
“For years, companies have been taking advantage of a regulatory loophole and labeling employees as supervisors to avoid giving workers the overtime pay they earned. Today’s proposed rule ends the Bush-era exemption standard that did nothing more than offer big business an easy way to pay its workers less.
Ensuring more of America’s workers have access to overtime pay puts more money back in their pockets and into our economic recovery. And if paying fair overtime proves too high a price for business owners, by all means, let them increase hiring and put more of our friends and neighbors back to work.”
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