Add Your Voice to Restore Washington State Overtime Rights

If you work overtime, you should be paid for it. The Department of Labor and Industries is taking public comments on this proposal through September 20th at 11:59 pm. Learn More
Make sure your voice is counted. Submit this form to tell L&I you support this proposal.
Here is what your email will look like:

Dear Department of Labor & Industries: I am writing to offer my strong support for bold action by Washington state to restore overtime protections by raising the salary threshold for overtime exemption, as proposed by your agency in June.

Far too many workers are expected to work far more than 40 hours a week without getting paid for that extra time because of our outdated overtime protections.

I strongly agree with the draft rule proposed by the Department of Labor & Industries to increase the salary threshold for overtime exemption to 2.5 times the state minimum wage, and I urge the department to finalize the rule as written.

Thank you for your work on this important step to restoring protections for hundreds of thousands of Washington’s salaried workers.

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The Facts About Washington Overtime Protection

  • Overtime protections are at all time lows. Today, only 7% of salaried workers qualify for overtime. In the 1970s, over 60% qualified.
  • Workers are spending more time at work, and away from their families, than ever before.
  • Today, the average salaried employee works 49 hours every week week. But, they aren’t getting paid for hours after the first 40.