New overtime laws mandated by the Federal Government went into effect yesterday. The new rules have many asking a lot of questions...but they are questions that even the Bush Administration can`t really answer. The Department of Labor and the Bush Administration can`t seem to agree or say what the impact of this law will be. What we do know for now...workers who are eligible must earn less than $23,660 a year, and currently that is about 1.3 million people. However, professionals making more than $100,000 a year are not eligible for overtime. Also, workers generally exempt from overtime pay are executive assistants, chefs, journalist, Human Resource Managers and many more. The City of Dothan, which is one of the Wiregtrass`s largest employers says that city employees won`t feel the overtime pinch or boost, because city officials are prepared. Like the City of Dothan, many local employers say the law won`t affect them. To protect your interest, or if you have questions, you can call the Department of Labor, or go to their website, www.icfa.org.
Adopt a Pet 5-17-2013
The Dothan Animal Shelter and Save a Pet need your help in placing lovable animals into good homes.
Two Dothan Men Arrested for Burglary
Ryan Rodriguez and Lamar Wade were arrested for breaking into a Dothan home.
Unedited: James Reading Seeks Another Term
Incumbent claims the city is in good shape.
Houston County Rabies Clinic Offered Saturday
If you've got pets you might want to take a look. You can get their rabies vaccination this weekend without even having to go to the vet....
WCSO Deputies Use Bike Patrol as Another Crime-Fighting Tool
The Walton County Sheriff's Office adds bike patrol to their department.
Students Get Fit Using Video Games
Working up a sweat in PE by playing video games? That's how Cloverdale Elementary Students are staying fit.
House Agriculture Committee Approves New Farm Bill
New five year bill includes cost savings and reforms.
Governor Rick Scott Announces Florida's 2012 Uniform Crime Report
Floridians are safer today than any time in the last 42 years.
Sessions Applauds Letter On Water Reservoirs
Senator Jeff Sessions issued a statement concerning the use of federal reservoirs.
Memorial Day Brings Lifesaving Seatbelt Warning
Click It or Ticket Launching to Remind All Motorists to Buckle Up