Posted on 06/18/15 in Work & Wages
The wait for a federal increase in the salary level that would require employers to pay overtime appears to be coming to an end.
The change would be good news for millions of workers who are not eligible for overtime for working more than 40 hours a week. Most employers are required to pay overtime to most all hourly workers, regardless of total wages. But for exempt employees who are paid a salary, employers must pay overtime (time and a half) only to those earning below $23,660 a year—a threshold that has only been changed once since 1975, according to NPR.
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Posted on 04/17/15 in Work & Wages
The Center for Community Solutions has released a new series of county profiles that show an increase in poverty, food pantry use and Medicaid enrollment despite a strengthening economy.
Ohio has been steadily increasing the number... read more
Posted on 03/18/15
Perspective on President Obama's speech in Cleveland today about middle-class economics.
Contact: Amy Hanauer, 216.361.9801
By Amy Hanauer
At Policy Matters, we look at the policies, not the people who promoted them. We believe that neither state nor federal... read more
Posted on 10/31/14
TED talks are coming to Cleveland, and this November, you can nominate our very own Amy Hanauer to give the talk. Here's how.
TEDxCLE is now seeking nominations for the April 2015 talks in Cleveland. This month,... read more
Posted on 10/03/14
When we say that something is “statistically significant,” we mean that it passed a “confidence test” of how well we can trust the results of a survey we’ve taken to paint a picture of the... read more
Posted on 09/09/14
If you would like to request a speaker, please email Daniel Ortiz with details including:
Your name, phone number, and email address, and the name of your organization
The topic of your event, and expected number of participants
The... read more
Posted on 08/31/14
We are excited to share a sneak preview of the State of Working Ohio, which hits airwaves and headlines today. Thanks to your support, Ohio will have more insight on how to help working families.
We learned... read more
Posted on 08/29/14
Front row, left to right: Shanelle Smith, Kalitha Williams, Amanda Woodrum, Michael Shields. Second row: Pam Rosado, Amy Hanauer, Wendy Patton. Third row: Zach Schiller, Ruth Clevenger, Piet van Lier.
Staff photo April 2012. read more