Statement on New Overtime Threshold Rule’s Impact on Kentucky

By Anna Baumann
May 18, 2016

“The new overtime rule is great news for the 1 in 4 salaried workers in Kentucky who will now be entitled to overtime pay,” Anna Baumann, research and policy analyst at the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, said. “This new rule will benefit Kentucky women, families and workers of color who have watched their wage protections erode over time. The new rule, combined with minimum wage increases in Louisville and Lexington, mean more low- and middle-wage Kentucky workers will be better paid for the work they do.”