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Dow Constantine


Executive Constantine statement on new overtime rules from Department of Labor and Industries

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King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement on the new overtime rules for salaried workers adopted today by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries:

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“Working Washingtonians should be able to count on fair treatment and fair pay. Modernizing overtime protections will help make that promise real for thousands of workers and families.

“I support this rule - the nation’s strongest - because it is the right thing for workers, and because rebuilding the middle class will strengthen our region's economy.”

Background:

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries announced rule changes to raise the income threshold of salaried workers eligible for overtime compensation. Today’s rule change is the strongest in the nation and is expected to cover an estimated 250,000 workers once fully implemented. The previous threshold of $23,660 per year will now be tied to minimum wage and will increase to $83,356 by 2028.

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Working Washingtonians should be able to count on fair treatment and fair pay. Modernizing overtime protections will help make that promise real for thousands of workers and families. I support this rule - the nation’s strongest - because it is the right thing for workers, and because rebuilding the middle class will strengthen our region's economy.

Dow Constantine, King County Executive

For more information, contact:

Chase Gallagher, Executive Office, 206-263-8537


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Dow Constantine
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