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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by zimv20, Nov 22, 2003.
Nicce little trick there. By forcing congressmen to fight the bill based on it's cutting of overtime, the WH can claim the congressmen are trying to cut benefits for the little guy.
I'm getting both sick and tired of the administration fighting for the interests of the corporations instead of for the intrests of the people. Can we please elect someone else next year?
Oh PLEASE yes. Anyone.
Payoff time yet again for all gw's buds and fewer tax dollars coming in. Yeah, another two in one accomplishment. Anyone wanna wager how long it takes him to bankrupt this country?
Someone who stocks shelves could be considered an exempt employee if they also spend some time handling customer complaints. Most white-collar workers with any education beyond high school would be placed in a category of learned professional and would likely be exempt unable to earn overtime. Some of the most impacted job types would include mid-level supervisors such as restaurant managers or safety inspectors; professionals such as dietitians, social workers, emergency medical technicians, nurses, surveyors, reporters, chefs, cooks, and writers; and technical specialists, such as dental hygienists, drafters or computer programmers.
Among the arguments is that by paying less overtime to more highly skilled workers, employers would have more money in their payroll to hire new employees and reduce the unemployment rolls. The belief in the new rules is; by increasing the number of salaried workers would allow employers to shift more work onto salaried employees, extending their work hours without any cost to the company. In fact, the original purpose of the FLSA rules were to guarantee certain worker rights, both in establishing a minimum wage and in preserving a 40-hour work week discouraging companies from overworking employees by imposing, in essence, a financial penalty.
Bottom line, itll be more profit, but it wont end up in worker paychecks. More profit for companies means more campaign contributions for politicians. Politicians are in it for the money. Public service is not their mission anymore.
any of the GOP-leaners gonna call 'communism' on this?