Secretary of Labor Nominee Questioned on Overtime Rule

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During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, President Donald Trump’s labor secretary nominee, Alexander Acosta, expressed support for increasing the overtime salary threshold above the current 2004 level.

Acosta, who has experience serving on the National Labor Relations Board, as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and as assistant attorney general, said that although it is unfortunate that the threshold has remained the same for over a decade, adopting the originally proposed increase “does create a stress on the system.”

His statements reignite the conversation regarding the delayed overtime rule, which is still blocked in court.

2017-04-27T13:37:10-05:00