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Bloomberg BNA, March 13, 2014, Thursday

Bloomberg BNA 

March 13, 2014, Thursday

Bloomberg (full article)

Obama to direct FLSA overtime expansion to promote administration’s wage agenda

The initiative appears to be “part of the larger agenda to increase workers' wages,” former Deputy Labor Secretary Seth Harris told Bloomberg BNA March 12. “This is another piece of a larger agenda--raising the minimum wage, improving job training programs, and creating jobs through significant improvements in infrastructure.”

Harris, who has been teaching at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations since leaving the Labor Department in January, speculated that the President will not dictate the details of the proposal but will expect the Labor Department to craft its proposed rule by early summer, a very short time for such undertakings.