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Overtime pay: Should more get it?

U-T EconoMeter panel debates the pros and cons


Friday, June 19, 2015

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Kelly Cunningham, National University System
Answer: NO

Yet another job-killing initiative by the administration. The costs of imposing ever more labor regulation lowers base pay, lessen, flexibility, impose, fewer work hours, and reduce, employment for millions of Americans. Micromanaging how businesses pay their employees, irrespective of the multitudinous factors needed in considering such decisions, will have wide-ranging hidden costs and unintended consequences. Imposing ever more bureaucratic meddling in private sector labor practice serves to further constrain already on-going sluggish job growth.