Joan Mckinsey
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Why no overtime pay???

You've got to be kidding me. Just found out that the new overtime pay law just got blocked by a federal judge. So employers can keep taking advantage of us and make us work long hours without paying us properly? What the hell??

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Henry Brown
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I was under the impression that law for salaried workers only

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Bertrand O. Blais
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That was a month ago, your a salary employee hat do you expect, most of the time you don't work forty hours.

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Kay Stone
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Joan, this new law, if it does pass is only for salaried employees who are making under a certain amount. Let me ask you

1) How long have you been a salaried employee? 2) Have your duties changed or has the job load increased since you took the position? 3) Does your employee allow you to take off any time to compensate for the extra hours you worked?

Most of the time I have been a salaried employee, when hired I asked how many hours did they expect me to work each week; and if there was a time with heavy overtime, if I could take some extra time off to compensate. As an accountant, there are always some periods during the month and year end where I am usually working longer hours (just the nature of the job). But during the rest of the year, I can take a few hours off here and there for a Dr Appt or run an errand, or to start early for a long week-end so for me it works out over the year.

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Carmen Larsen
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You always have a choice to not work over 40 hrs. I imagine there is remuneration either in comp time or in bonus or extra hours paid. Employers have to balance alot of income and expenses and have to make sure that there is sufficient work and income to keep people employed. What would you do if you had to depend on yourself to get work and get paid for it? You would be competing as an independent, and you would have to do what it takes to get income to pay your bills. That is the reality of running a business. Money does not just fall into your employer's lap suddenly when we want it to. It's team effort; it's a balance.

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Laurel Clark
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The law was for salaried employees, not hourly. You still get paid overtime if your an hourly employee.

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Deadra Stubblefield
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Hello Joan, That's sad, but if I found out I'm not being paid for overtime, i would stop working it.

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John Ridenhower
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IT WAS NOT A NEW OVERTIME LAW. It was just an ILLEGAL EXECUTIVE ORDER, which the courts correctly said was not lawful..

Long hours? if you are an hourly rated employee you get time and a half over 40 hours a week.

Because of Obama care the big complaint I hear is people only being able to find part time so their employer does not have to offer medical benefits.

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Daniel Keefe
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Is this for everybody or just you

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Joseph Moser
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You have a gross misunderstanding of the recent"block" It was a j-level non-udges decision to block theObamna administration's revision of the existing law (FLSA - do a Google search on that before you show your ignoranc eagain) that defines the pay threshold for non-exempt salary levels. Lower pay levels for that category of employee are already protected from being asked to work more than 40 hours in a week without getting overtime pay. The new regulations would have raised the threshold, causing companies to have to pay higher-salaried employees for even one or two extra hours. But workers in positions labeled as Exempt have never been protected,and the blocked action would not have affected them. So,yed, it is possibl ethat someone was, indeed, " kidding" you.

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Mike Corso
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Employers are like the House in the Casino. It is always in the Houses' favor. Employees are always at a disadvantage.

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