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What are the new overtime pay laws?

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The overtime laws (in effect in 2004) extend overtime pay to 6.7 million workers earning up to $100,000 a year while cutting overtime to only 107,000 white-collar workers. Workers who earn up to $23,660, or about $455 a week, will be automatically eligible for overtime. That means employers will either be forced to pay overtime or boost the wages of eligible workers. Pay for overtime is guaranteed for police, firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and licensed practical nurses.

 

Those generally exempt from overtime include a broad range of professionals such as pharmacists, funeral directors, embalmers, journalists, financial services industry workers, insurance claims adjusters and human resource managers. Others are management consultants, executive and administrative assistants, dental hygienists, physician assistants, accountants and chefs, as well as athletic trainers with specialized training.

 

Construction trade workers, longshoremen and factory assembly-line workers are unaffected.

 

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