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UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 5:55 p.m.

State of Washington proposes new overtime pay rules

State agency proposes new salary standards for exempting some workers from overtime pay.

Expedia and subsidiary Egencia sued in overtime case

The online travel company Expedia and one of its subsidiaries are being sued over an alleged failure to pay overtime to hundreds of customer service representatives across the country.

More Washington workers could be eligible for overtime under proposed change

Changes to Washington’s overtime rules could significantly boost the number of professional workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay.

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Supreme Court rules for car dealerships in overtime case

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that car dealerships’ service advisers, like car salesmen and mechanics, are exempt under federal law from overtime pay requirements.

UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 12:18 p.m.

Overtime glut: Spokane City employees earned nearly $12 million after hours last year

The amount was the highest its been in the past five years, which city officials attributed to retirements, labor contract requirements and other demands of the job.

Thousands of Puerto Rico police owed overtime call in sick

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Thousands of police officers are calling in sick every day in Puerto Rico, partly to press demands for unpaid overtime pay for hurricane recovery efforts …

AFL-CIO ready to sue if Trump waters down overtime regulations

The AFL-CIO will sue if the Department of Labor tries to water down a boost in overtime eligibility put in place by the Obama administration, the chief of the labor …

Southwest lawsuit claims union workers avoiding overtime

Southwest Airlines has filed a federal complaint alleging union leaders told mechanics to decline to work overtime, a move the carrier says has harmed operations and driven up costs.

Feds to appeal ruling that blocks expansion of overtime pay

The Obama administration says it will challenge a federal court’s decision to block implementation of a regulation that would make an estimated 4 million more higher-earning workers eligible for overtime …

U.S. businesses cheer overtime ruling; many already upped pay

Businesses around the country on Wednesday cheered a court decision blocking the Obama administration’s sweeping new overtime rules, but many had already raised salaries or ordered managers to stick to …

McDonald’s agrees to $3.75M deal with California workers

McDonald’s has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a federal lawsuit that sought to hold the company liable for allegations that a franchise owner in the San Francisco Bay …

Officials from 21 states sue to block overtime pay expansion

A coalition of 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay, slamming the …

Boeing curtails OT pay for 80,000 workers in latest cost-cutting move

In another move to cut costs, Boeing told white-collar, salaried employees across the company on Tuesday that starting next month overtime pay will be severely limited.

California expands overtime to farmworkers in historic move

Farmworkers in the nation’s largest agricultural state will be entitled to the same overtime pay as most other hourly workers under a law that California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday …

Sheriff’s Office reimbursed for Anthony Garver manhunt

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has been reimbursed by the state for $12,000 in overtime costs incurred during the hunt for escaped Western State Hospital inmate Anthony Garver in April.

Justices rap Labor Dept. over change in overtime pay rules

The Supreme Court says the Labor Department must do a better job of explaining why it is changing a longstanding policy on whether certain workers deserve overtime pay.

Q&A: How new U.S. overtime rules could help or hurt employees

More pay? Or just fewer work hours? The new overtime rule the Obama administration issued Wednesday could mean thicker paychecks for some Americans who work longer hours – unless it …

UPDATED: Wed., May 18, 2016, 12:24 p.m.

New overtime pay rules take effect in U.S.

More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.

Federal court issues $385K judgment against blueberry growers

Some Washington blueberry growers have admitted that they systematically violated the rights of their agricultural workers over a period of years.

City, fire department unveil hire-ahead program for new cadets

As Spokane’s aging firefighters head toward retirement, and the amount of overtime pay the department consumes rattles the Spokane City Council, Chief Bobby Williams and Mayor David Condon this week …

Spokane City Council toughens penalties for wage law violations

Low-wage workers got a break Monday night, and maybe some overdue overtime pay, when the Spokane City Council stiffened penalties for businesses that violate wage laws. Council members backed the …

Battalion chiefs’ pay soars with overtime

A plan aimed at cutting city spending to help balance the budget has become an unexpected windfall for some Spokane firefighters. Most of the Spokane Fire Department’s nine battalion chiefs …

Spokane fire chiefs’ overtime soars

A plan aimed at cutting city spending to help balance the budget has become an unexpected windfall for some Spokane firefighters. Most of the Spokane Fire Department’s nine battalion chiefs …

CdA, police named in lawsuit

A former Coeur d’Alene police sergeant who’s fighting his termination filed a federal lawsuit against the city and police department, alleging he worked overtime for 10 weeks without being paid. …