Overtime Back to Norm

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Truckers, nurses and car salespeople are a few of the groups that would have started receiving overtime pay October 1 due to the minimum wage increase. While some workers would have welcomed the extra money... many were concerned jobs would be cut, hours would be reduced and nurses would have lost significant flexibility in their scheduling.

The state house and senate have unanimously passed legislation repealing those overtime measures. The governor's signature is all that is needed to make it law.

The only jobs that will keep the new overtime pay are home health care workers and day care workers (or babysitters) who are over 18 and work less than 20 hours a week.