Bronx workers could be affected by vote to overturn new overtime rules

On Thursday, the House voted against the new overtime rules that went into effect last month -- a decision that could affect thousands of Bronx workers.

They voted 223-193 to stop the Labor Department from carrying out the new rules. Under the new rules, those who make less than $23,660 qualify for overtime and administrative positions lose overtime.

Democrats say the rules are bad because they actually take away overtime from millions. But according to the Labor Department, 1.3 million workers who earn less than $23,660 a year would become eligible, while about 107,000 white-collar workers making $100,000 or more could lose eligibility.

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