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President Obama to expand overtime to 5 million workers

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 (NBC) President Obama is proposing changes to rules determining which workers get overtime pay.

If he has his way, an estimated five million workers could become eligible for time-and-a-half once they've worked forty hours a week. Right now, only salaries workers who make less than $455 a week are guaranteed overtime. This week, the Department of Labor will propose raising the cutoff to workers who make $969 a week ($50,355 a year) or less.

If it is approved, the increase would only be the second one since 1975. 

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