The Obama administration will soon lay out new rules for overtime that could affect up to 6 million low-salaried managers, administrators and sales employees.
The White House says it is addressing what it calls the erosion of the 40-hour work-week, but some believe the move could backfire.
“Many employees will find their duties shifted and probably increased, positions being eliminated as employers try to adjust in order to still meet their financial bottom line,” says employment attorney Tiffany Hildreth.
Hildreth says the so-called “white collar” exemption to overtime is still a sticking point for both sides.
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