Proposed Changes in Overtime Rules

The guests debated the Bush administration’s proposed changes in overtime rules under the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act that mandated… read more

The guests debated the Bush administration’s proposed changes in overtime rules under the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act that mandated time-and-a-half overtime pay for work beyond a 40-hour workweek. The Labor Department proposal would raise the income level for which workers are eligible for overtime, thereby enabling some 1.3 million additional low-wage workers to receive overtime pay. But unions and other opponents of the proposal say the plan doesn’t raise the income level high enough and that up to 8 million workers could lose overtime pay under the proposal and be required to work longer hours for no additional pay.

The guests responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Ronald E. Bird Chief Economist Employment Policy Foundation
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jul 5, 2003

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  • Jul 05, 2003 | 7:47am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 05, 2003 | 10:49am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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