While I would agree that there are businesses, and specific industries that flagrantly abuse the designation of an exempt employee, there will be untold unintended consequences if this administration enacts a blanket adjustment to an overtime rule that has only been updated once since 1975.
One key concern about expanding overtime is that it could prompt employers to reduce the number of hours that individual employees work to avoid paying time-and-a-half. McDonald’s, reportedly, already uses its computer system to record the hours worked by individual fast-food workers, and sends alerts telling franchisees to send this or that worker home when he or she is about to exceed 40 hours. In many instances reducing employees’ hours worked may endanger their eligibility for benefits.
Sweet Jesus, do these people really believe the things that come out of their mouths?
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