May 02, 2016

Senator Warren Releases Report Highlighting Benefits of New Overtime Rule for Workers and Families

A PDF copy of the report is available here 

Washington, DC Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a report highlighting public comments from workers and their families in all 50 states in support of the proposed new federal overtime rule. This rule would benefit more than 13.5 million workers by making them newly eligible for overtime pay or strengthening their protections against being misclassified by employers.

In a letter sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today, Senator Warren urged OMB to pay particular attention to these comments as it finalizes the new rule.

“Too often, the voices of workers are buried beneath a flood of comments from lobbyists and lawyers,” she wrote.  “But the record before your agency demonstrates that American workers are demanding updated overtime rules.  Updated overtime rules will give millions of working families a fighting chance to build more financial security for themselves.  It’s time for us all to listen to those voices.”

The report, titled Overdue Overtime: The Voices of Workers and Working Families on the Need for New Overtime Rules, is available to download here. A copy of the senator’s letter to OMB is available here.