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Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez at Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream in Columbus announcing the Obama Administration's new overtime salary threshold in May 2016.
Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is taking on President Donald Trump's new overtime rule, saying the increased salary threshold to require overtime pay isn't high enough.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, speaks at a Culinary Union hall Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Las Vegas.
John Locher / Associated Press

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is proposing a bill that would require overtime pay for any salaried worker making less than $51,064, a more than $15,000 increase to the Trump Administration's proposed threshold.

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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.