Govs Get It Done: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Fights for Overtime Pay for Michigan Workers
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: “Strengthening paychecks is good for families, good for business, and good for our economy.”
Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced that she had directed the state’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to establish rules to increase the salary threshold under which employers must pay overtime to their workers.
Under the Trump administration’s pared-back overtime rules, set to go into effect in January, fewer than one in six Michigan workers would see any change – leaving behind 200,000 Michigan workers who would have been covered under President Obama’s original, higher threshold. Whitmer’s new rule would close that gap by raising the threshold to the original $51,000 mark.
Read more about how Gov. Whitmer is fighting for Michigan’s working families below:
Associated Press: Whitmer seeks to make more workers eligible for overtime
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is moving to make more Michigan workers eligible for overtime pay
The Detroit News: Whitmer seeks to expand overtime rights for 200,000 workers
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to expand by at least 200,000 the number of Michigan salaried workers who are eligible for overtime pay.
Detroit Free Press: Whitmer wants more Michigan workers to be eligible for overtime pay. Here’s her plan
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is proposing to increase the number of workers in Michigan who would be eligible for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week.
“In America, hard work should be recognized and rewarded,” Whitmer said in a statement shared before the press conference. “When I was growing up, that meant you got overtime if you worked more than 40 hours.”