Trump administration proposes overtime pay expansion

Reuters | March 08, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a long-awaited proposal on Thursday to extend mandatory overtime pay to a million more workers, far fewer than an Obama administration rule that was struck down by a federal judge. Currently, salaried workers are automatically entitled to overtime pay only if they earn less than $23,660 a year, a figure set in 2004. The proposal released on Thursday would raise the threshold to $35,308.

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Businesswire | May 19, 2023

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CODAN Communications Selects Draganfly's UAV platform to Integrate as a Premium Communication Solution for Government and Defense Customers

Globenewswire | April 17, 2023

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GeoComm Receives State and Local Government Specialty Designation from Esri

GeoComm | March 03, 2023

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