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View Diary: Eric Cantor will propose Federal Law that Ends Overtime Pay for hourly workers (236 comments)

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  •  That's how it is where I work (0+ / 0-)

    In theory, we're supposed to charge all the hours we work, and any excess above 40 per week is held as comp time. But the way projects go around my employer's, people work long days and seven day weeks for months, generally because a contract was underbid and won, with the expectation that the employees would make up the difference and "get it done." After any given crisis, an employee can have weeks of uncompensated overtime on the books (and we have electronic timekeeping, so there are records of it). This happened so frequently that the management pronounced the comp time had to be used by the end of the following pay period, which with these on-going crises is simply impossible. So people who had months of comp time lost it. The management's excuse for that one was that "some people just take longer to do a task than others, and the company shouldn't suffer because of it." What's worse is our company is a non-profit and the employees bring in the lion's share of the funding for the organization, so there's no financial gain for anyone with this truncation of comp time benefits.

    That Cantor and the GOP want to take this nationwide is plain criminal.


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