Biden administration extends overtime protections to 1M more workers

Biden administration extends overtime protections to 1M more workers

Next year overtime protections will also be extended to another 3M workers, says White House

By Ovunc Kutlu

ISTANBUL (AA) - The administration of US President Joe Biden is extending overtime protections to 1 million more workers making less than $43,888 a year, the White House said Monday in a statement.

In addition, next year overtime protections will be extended to another 3 million workers, while the overtime threshold will be raised to $58,656.

"That means higher paychecks and more time with family for millions of Americans," Biden said in the statement. "A hard day’s work should lead to a fair day’s pay."

"While Republicans side with big corporations and special interests on Park Avenue to try to deny workers these protections, I will always side with hardworking families like the ones I grew up with in Scranton," he added.

The extension is the latest in a series of administration decisions designed to help working people and consumers, including such measures as making airline refunds easier to get and allowing third parties to legally repair Apple products.

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