The United States Department of Labor has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would make upwards of one million more workers eligible for overtime. The current law states that workers with a salary under $23,660 per year ($455 per week) must receive overtime pay if they exceed 40 hours per week. The new proposal would increase the salary threshold to $35,308 per year ($679 per week). Employees that make more than the salaries listed above can still receive overtime pay, but eligibility varies based on job duties. You can read more about the proposal on the Department of Labor’s Website here: