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More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules to be issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.
The policy changes are intended to counter erosion in overtime protections, which date from the 1930s and require employers to pay 1 ˝ times a worker's regular salary for any work past 40 hours a week.
Under the new rules, first released in draft form last summer, the annual salary threshold at which companies can deny overtime pay will be doubled from $23,660 to nearly $47,500. That would make 4.2 million more salaried workers eligible for overtime pay. Hourly workers would continue to be mostly guaranteed overtime.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) ---- If you're headed to Knoxville, you may want to slow down.
A report from the National Motorists Association says you're more likely to run into speed traps in Knoxville than in Memphis, Chattanooga and Nashville. According to the report, Knoxville has 27 speed traps per 100,000 residents. Knoxville ranks 9th overall in the entire state, Smyrna, which is near Nashville, ranks first.
The total collections for the NALC “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive was 24,213 pounds in Cumberland County, which is an increase of 1,611 pounds. Eight of our local food pantries have been stocked through this event. The employees at the Crossville Post Office would like to say thank you to the USPS for allowing the drive, and to everyone in Cumberland County that donated.
Due to weather concerns, the "Southern Nationals Bonus Series" at Crossville Speedway will be rescheduled to Saturday May 21st.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A plane crashed near the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport at a wooded area nearby. This happened at about 12 p.m. on Thursday. It started a small fire. The pilot passed away in the crash. It was a single-engine, private plane. At 11:30 a.m. a Local 8 News crew was on the way to get more details from the scene.