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Democratic state lawmakers say they want to bring back guaranteed overtime protections that were supposed to be put into place two years ago but have been blocked by lawsuits in federal court.

Biden Uses Jeni's To Tout New Overtime Rule

May 18, 2016
Esther Honig

Soon more workers will be eligible for overtime pay. On Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden made the formal announcement at the headquarters for Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream’s here in Columbus.

The Obama administration is expected soon to decide whether to increase the number of salaried workers eligible for overtime pay. The move could mean more money in workers' pockets. But some policy experts say the change will have negative effects on businesses. Most workers who are paid on a salary basis - instead of by the hour - do not receive overtime pay for the extra hours they put in. They're called "exempt" employees. They're "exempt" because of their executive, administrative or professional status. They're supervisors, company decision-makers, experts of their field.