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Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage

Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage

They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast-food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than that of many workers they supervise. With those employees in mind, the Obama administration is proposing making up to 5 million more people eligible for overtime — its latest effort to boost pay for lower-income workers. These workers would benefit from rules requiring businesses to pay eligible employees 11/2 times their regular pay for any work beyond 40 hours a week. "We've got to keep making sure hard work is rewarded," President Barack Obama wrote in an op-ed published Monday in The...