How the New Overtime Rule Will Help Women & Families

Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Hero Ashman, Jeff Hayes, Ph.D., Hailey Nguyen

August 11, 2015
  • ID: IWPR #C432

This report, a collaboration between the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and MomsRising, is an analysis of the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed change to the overtime threshold and how this change will affect working women. The report focuses on the 5.9 million workers who would be “newly covered” by the proposed increase and explores the differences in the impacts of the higher earnings threshold by sex, and among women by race/ethnicity, household type, and occupation.