Senator Wicker says new overtime pay laws could hurt Mississippi universities

New labor laws from the Obama administration could have a major impact nationally and on the economy in Mississippi, said Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss).

“A big-government agenda has always been the Obama Administration’s approach. This intrusiveness has affected Americans’ lives in very personal ways, from choosing a health-care provider to irrigating private property,” said Senator Wicker. ” Now the U.S. Department of Labor is further expanding the Administration’s overreach with two controversial new rules that could have a major impact on Americans’ careers and retirement planning.”

One of the new laws extends overtime pay requirements to entry-level salaried workers.