OVER THE LINE: Bush overtime rules threaten RNs' livelihoods, patient safety

Perkins, Lindsay
November 2004
Revolution: The Journal for RNs & Patient Advocacy;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 5 Issue 6, p7
This article informs that registered nurses (RNs) are among an estimated 6 million workers at risk of losing the right to earn overtime pay under new rules by the U.S. administration that change eligibility' requirements. Beyond the potential loss of time-and-a-half pay for hours worked in excess of the average 40-hour week. RNs are concemed about the impact ol the rules on patient safety. Being forced to work excessive overtime without compensation is a serious concern for RNs, in light of how the rules change the definition of a salaried employee.


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