BizPoll: What do you think of the new federal overtime rule?

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The U.S. Department of Labor last week issued its final rule on the minimum salary threshold at which employees are required to receive overtime pay, a move immediately blasted by several business groups.

Under the most controversial portion of the decision, salaried executive, administrative and professional workers earning less than $47,476 must be paid time-and-a-half for overtime work past 40 hours in a week. The previous threshold for this regulation was $23,660. The salary threshold will be automatically increased every three years to reflect wage growth over time.

The move is expected to cover an additional 4.2 million workers in the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations.

Let us know what you think of the new federal overtime rule by taking the BizPoll.

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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