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By Rep. Mike Cuffe
Eureka, Mont. 

Support Protecting Workplace Advancement & Opportunity Act


All employers in Montana should be informed of a new rule, thanks to “a Big Brother move” by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).  This proposal would significantly change which employees are eligible to be salaried and which must be hourly workers.

The current situation allows for management and administrative employees earning over $23,660 to be classified as “exempt,” salaried workers.  The new DOL rule would change that threshold to $50,440.  Many workers who are currently salaried would be re-classified as hourly workers, bringing a major problem to those of us who work wit...

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