DeLauro echoes Obama’s call for overtime pay

Associated Press/Manuel Balce Ceneta

NEW HAVEN, Conn (WTNH)—Rosa DeLauro joined President Obama in praising the U.S. Department of Labor’s idea to give time-and-a-half to workers who earn less than $51,000 and work over 40 hours per week.

In a statement issued by Congresswoman DeLauro’s office, she explained how millions of hardworking Americans cannot “get ahead” because of the regulations designed to protect the 40-hour work week. DeLauro said passing this new proposal would mean that Americans who work over the average hours of full time per week will get paid more money for their overtime.

The new proposition is estimating to assist over five million American workers who reportedly meet the requirements to be paid overtime.

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