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With new rule in spotlight, what OT really looks like

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The Obama administration’s announcement that it wants to double the salary threshold that makes white-collar managers eligible for overtime pay from the current $23,660 per year to $50,440 comes on the heels of research that says half of America’s salaried employees work more than 40 hours per week.

According to a Gallup poll conducted last year, the average salaried employee puts in 47 hours per workweek. That’s almost a full workday longer than what a standard five-day, 9-to-5 schedule entails.

Plenty put in far longer hours:

  • 18% work 60 or more hours per week
  • 21% work 50-59 hours
  • 11% work 41-49 hours
  • 42% work 40 hours
  • 8% work less than 40 hours per week.

Source: Gallup Work & Education Poll, August 2014

Overtime kicks in once an employee surpasses 40 hours in a workweek.

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