Small Group of Congressional Dems Call for Massive Increase in Overtime Salary Threshold

On March 25, 2021, a small group of Democrats in Congress called on the Biden administration to increase the minimum salary threshold, under which employees must be paid overtime, to at least $82,732 by 2026. This would be an increase of over 100% over the current level of just over $35,000. This increase would have devastating consequences for the economy, especially given the current economic environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

PPWO strongly urges the Biden administration to reject this unreasonable and dangerous recommendation.