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New federal rules to boost overtime pay for millions

Under the regulations, private-sector workers who make up to $50,400 a year will be guaranteed the right to earn additional pay if they work more than 40 hours per week. Currently, only workers who make $23,660 a year, or less than $455 a week, have those same protections.

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Road Worrier: Push underway in NC to require ignition interlocks for all DWI offenders

North Carolina orders interlocks for drunk drivers who have been convicted for repeat offenses, who refuse to take a blood-alcohol breath test or who blow a .15 – nearly double the .08 limit that legally defines impaired driving. Now there’s a push in the General Assembly to require them for everybody convicted of DWI – including first-time offenders. Is this a radical idea? Not in 26 other states, where it is the law.


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