September 28, 2017 / 11:56 AM / a year ago

Business groups tell Labor Dept how to raise salary threshold for overtime

Several business groups told the U.S. Labor Department that it should raise the salary level under which workers are automatically eligible for overtime using the method that it used the last time it updated its rule rather than peg the increase to inflation.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in its comments on overtime regulations, which were due on Monday, that using the 2004 method would result in a threshold of about $31,800.

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