28,000 Maine workers stand to miss out on overtime under Trump’s new rule


However, had the Obama rule been enacted, a total of 54,000 salaried workers in Maine, or 42 percent of the workforce, would be covered, according to estimates by the Maine Center for Economic Policy. That is 28,000 additional workers than currently protected by the state law.

Among those 28,000 employees, MECEP notes, are 13,500 Maine workers that have salaries not eligible under the state’s current threshold, and 14,400 workers who should currently be protected but are not because their employer is misclassifying them as “executive,” “administrative” or “professional” workers.

Click here to read the full article, first posted on September 23, 2019, in Beacon.