Why Overtime Pay Doesn't Change How Much We Work

Frick, Walter
July 2015
Harvard Business Review Digital Articles;7/1/2015, p2
The author discusses why overtime pay due to longer work hours in the U.S. may not be beneficial to both companies and their employees in terms of productivity, employee health and work motivation, and addresses the issue of eligibility for overtime pay.


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