When is enough, enough? The Department of Labor under former President Obama increased the overtime threshold, below which all employees are overtime eligible from the current $23,660 to $47,476, only to have that increase thrown out by the federal court. After further review and public comment, the DOL under President Trump split the difference somewhat and proposed a new on a new overtime threshold of $35,308 – albeit still a 50% increase above the current number. Notwithstanding, 2 House democrats joined 2 democratic Senators this week to introduce legislation that would guarantee overtime eligibility for nearly all workers making less than $51,000. Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Mark Takano (D-CA) in the US House and Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sponsored the filing of the Restoring Overtime Pay Act of 2019 earlier this week. The bill would reinstate the Obama overtime threshold rule and the sponsors claim the bill would extend overtime benefits to an additional 4 million workers. They were silent on how many jobs would be lost by the measure.