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More Americans are entitled to overtime pay


The Biden administration on Tuesday expanded an arrangement that allows several million Americans to claim overtime pay. Illustration photo: Nam Y. Huh / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 24.04.2024 00:10:29

Policy: Tuesday’s announcement from the Biden administration means that employees who earn less than $1,128 a week are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week. The salary level corresponds to an annual salary of around 58,600 dollars, which at today’s exchange rate is 645,000 kroner.

Until now, the scheme covered those who earned $35,500 or less a year. That amount limit was set under Donald Trump in 2020. Several Democrats and advocates for workers’ rights believe it made the arrangement inadequate.

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