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Trump administration backs away from Obama overtime rule

Trump Administration Backs Away From Obama Overtime Rule
Here’s why we get overtime pay

The Trump administration is wading into the battle over overtime pay.

The Justice Department will not defend an Obama-era rule that would make workers automatically eligible for overtime pay if they make less than $47,000 a year.

The Trump administration said in a court filing Friday that it wants the right to set that threshold, but will revisit what the number should be.

Worker advocates fear the administration will lower the threshold and make fewer workers eligible for OT.

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