Washington state OKs some of the nation’s toughest OT rules

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is adopting some of the nation’s most aggressive overtime rules. Supporters say they will restore protections for hundreds of thousands of salaried workers and are a crucial step toward rebuilding the middle class. Officials finalized the rules Wednesday. When they’re fully phased in by 2028, salaried workers making up to about $83,400 a year will be entitled to time-and-a-half pay if they work more than 40 hours a week.