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New federal rules to boost overtime pay for millions

Under the regulations, private-sector workers who make up to $50,400 a year will be guaranteed the right to earn additional pay if they work more than 40 hours per week. Currently, only workers who make $23,660 a year, or less than $455 a week, have those same protections.

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State marijuana laws complicate federal job recruitment

It may now be legal in Colorado, in Washington state and elsewhere to possess and smoke marijuana, but federal laws outlawing its use – and rules that make it a fireable offense for government workers – have remained rigid. As a result, recruiters for federal agencies are arriving on university campuses in those states with the sobering message that marijuana use will not be tolerated.

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