Some analysts say the White House’s proposed changes to workplace overtime rules could cost jobs and carry other negative consequences, but President Obama on Saturday promised that the new system will be “easier for everyone.” …

“Americans have spent too long working more and getting less in return,” the president said in his weekly address. “Because what every American wants is a paycheck that lets them support their families, know a little economic security, and pass down some hope and optimism to their kids. That’s something worth fighting for.” …

“We’re going to update those overtime rules to restore that basic principle that if you have to work more, you should be able to earn more,” Mr. Obama said. “And we’ll do it by consulting workers and businesses, and simplifying the system so it’s easier for everyone.”