Managers don't get paid overtime, as a rule, if they earn more than $23,600. Barry's going to fix that - by executive order, of course.
President Barack Obama is preparing to do what the U.S. economic recovery has been slow to accomplish: raise the wages of millions of Americans.
His administration is drafting new rules on who qualifies for overtime compensation, forcing more businesses to pay time-and-a-half after 40 hours of work.
The new threshold will be somewhere between $51,000 and $57,000, in all probability. There are those who cheer the move, as the last readjustment was under George W. Bush, but others view it as too much, at a time when the economy is barely moving along while Democratics push for paid time off for all employees - and their ever-popular $15 an hour minimum wage. And for many employers, the requirement that they fund health insurance for their employees simply adds to the burden.
At what point do they simply throw up their hands and close their doors? Democratics seem determined to find out.