Bill proposed to protect overtime for salaried workers

“The value of overtime has really been eroded over time and we believe it should be restored to where it has been historically,” said Garrett Martin, executive director of Maine Center for Economic Policy.

“Which is basically at a level that would support a family,” he said.

Martin said nearly all hourly workers are already guaranteed overtime.

The threshold for this protection is around $36,000. If you make less than that you qualify. If you make more than that you don’t.

Martin said the bill would increase the overtime threshold for workers who make less than $55,000.

Click here to read the full story, first published February 13, 2020, in Fox Bangor.