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Labor Department looking to make more workers eligible for overtime

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Posted at 6:43 AM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 08:13:30-05

(WXYZ) — The Labor Department is trying to get more workers eligible for overtime.

Under a new proposal, salaried workers making less than $35,000 a year must be paid time-and-a-half when they put in more than 40 hours a week.

The current threshold of just over 23,000 a year was set back in 2004.

The latest proposal now has to go through a 60-day public comment period.

It's expected to go into effect next January.