Obama wants more workers to get overtime pay


President Barack Obama has instructed the Labor Department to revise its rules on overtime pay, giving millions of workers the right to additional pay when they clock more than 40 hours in a given week. The move could force many businesses to revise their overtime policies, and it is likely to trigger a surge in lawsuits as workers seek to exert their rights under the new rules. "Overtime is a pretty simple idea," Obama said. "If you have to work more, you should get paid more."

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