In local news:

An estimated 61,000 Louisiana workers will be eligible for overtime pay under new federal rules that go into effect December 1st, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The department created a map showing the number of workers in each state impacted by the new rules, which extends overtime pay protections to about 4.2 million American workers. Starting next month, the salary threshold at which workers are eligible to receive overtime pay increases from $455 per week to $913 – or $47,476 per year.

View the map here. Read more about the new overtime rules and how to prepare here.

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