On December 19th, 2016, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and 17 other legislators sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump addressing the temporary block on the Department of Labor’s overtime ruling. The ruling “restores the 40-hour workweek”, ensuring that people making less than $47,476 a year will be paid time-and-a-half for extra hours worked.
Unfortunately, on November 22, 2016, a federal court in Texas temporarily blocked the ruling from taking effect on its proposed start-date of December 1, 2016.
“The court’s ruling comes on the heels of months of steadfast opposition to the rule by Republicans, who have unfortunately chosen to stand with big business instead of helping workers get the pay they have earned”, the letter reads. It calls on President-elect Donald Trump to stand up for the American worker and to “make good on [campaign promises] by ensuring that the overtime rule takes effect without any further delay”.
Want to read the letter? Click here: Senators Letter to Trump on Overtime Pay