SEATTLE (AP) – Washington state is adopting some of the nation’s most aggressive overtime rules.

Supporters say they will restore protections for hundreds of thousands of salaried workers and are a crucial step toward rebuilding the middle class.

Officials finalized the rules Wednesday.

When they’re fully phased in by 2028, salaried workers making up to about $83,400 a year will be entitled to time-and-a-half pay if they work more than 40 hours a week.