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Bipartisan bill introduced to guarantee truck drivers overtime pay

November 10, 2023

Bipartisan lawmakers have introduced a bill that would give America’s 2.19 million truck drivers the right to overtime pay.

A 1938 law guaranteed most American workers minimum wage and time-and-a-half pay if they worked more than 40 hours in one week. However, that law excluded truck drivers.

The bill introduced Thursday in both the House and Senate would nix the clause in the 1938 law that exempts motor carriers from providing overtime pay.

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