Ohio Organizer Gwendolyn Green (L) and Molly Dullea, owner of the General Denver Hotel (R) with OH Senator Sherrod Brown
In a press event attended by Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, Vice President Joe Biden, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, and other elected officials and leaders the Department of Labor's new overtime rule was announced at a Columbus-based ice cream shop.
Main Street Alliance of Ohio leader Molly Dullea, owner of General Denver Hotel in Wilmington, OH was personally invited by Secretary Perez to attend the event. Molly, who currently pays all of her salaried employees overtime, provided her support for the rule and offered the following statement:
“Salaried employees dedicate long hours to make sure their employer’s business venture is a success. Extended hours and open availability make it impossible for most salaried employees to seek part-time employment to supplement their income, making it that much more important that they are compensated fairly, based on the hours they put in,” said Molly Dullea, owner of the General Denver Hotel in Wilmington, OH and Main Street Alliance of Ohio Member. “Paying an employee a salary shouldn’t be a means to take advantage of an employee’s time or to provide your business with cheap labor.”
The new rule will take effect on December 1st, 2016 and will provide access to overtime pay for salaried employees earning less than $47,476 annually.