FINAL OVERTIME RULE IS WELCOME NEWS TO RETAIL WORKERS

“Because of outdated overtime rules, a management position in the retail sector too often comes with the expectation that you’ll work longer hours with no opportunity to earn overtime,” said UFCW International President Marc Perrone. “It is not uncommon to see managers who earn a modest salary at grocery stores and retail shops work 50 or 60 hours per week with no extra pay. By increasing the overtime threshold, we can begin to put an end to this unfair practice and see more hours given to people who really want them.”