The President Wants to Extend Overtime Benefits to More People. Here's What That Means.

June 30, 2015 | Deseret News |

“For many women–domestic workers as well as office workers–coming under the overtime provisions will mean that they will actually have more time for their families and other pursuits,”  Caroline Fredrickson wrote. “But if they are indeed forced to work long hours, at least they will be paid for it.”

According to the EPI, women are more likely to work in “executive, administrative or professional” positions that are labeled otherwise to avoid pay raises or overtime benefits.

“The new regulation, which will also make it harder for employers to manipulate employees’ job titles to avoid paying overtime, will have an enormous positive impact on women’s wages,” Fredrickson wrote.

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