Overtime pay limit doubles under Obama administration

Salary boost for research postdocs faces uncertainty

Andrea Widener

$47,476

—This is the salary below which employees—including research postdocs—must receive overtime pay under White House rules issued in 2016, up from the previous limit of $23,660. The rule’s fate is unclear, however, because a federal judge blocked it from going into effect and the incoming Trump Administration has opposed the change.

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