Obama Looks To Expand Overtime Coverage To Millions
President Obama wants to raise the overtime threshold for salaried workers to just over $50,000 a year, up from the current benchmark of $23,660.By Jamal Andress | June 30, 2015
While some major chains — like Starbucks, McDonalds and Domino's — have decided to raise their minimum wage, the federal minimum wage hasn't budged.
"We saw a majority of Senators saying yes, but almost every Republican saying no to giving America a raise," President Obama said.
So, as a plan B, it seems President Obama is working with the Labor Department to expand the number of employees who can receive overtime.