News & analysis
- Overtime: To pay or not to pay. Hopkins, James H. // Business Credit;Feb97, Vol. 99 Issue 2, p17
Discusses the issue of whether it is imperative to pay overtime to employees, and whether it must be paid in cash or can be given in compensatory time. Stipulations of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); Issue of `exempt' and `non-exempt' employees.
- Nine to five plus. // Internal Auditor;Aug94, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p8
Reports that at least 800,000 Canadians average eight hours of overtime a week according to the `HR Reporter' newspaper. Number of new jobs that could be created if half of those 6.4 million hours of paid overtime were converted to full-time jobs for others.
- Battling over overtime. O'Brien, George // BusinessWest;May98, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p30
States that many employees in the United States are pursuing wage complaints over not being paid for overtime and are winning these cases. Why law firms are willing to take such cases; Reference to many of these cases being settled out of court; Why employers are settling out of court;...
- Mandatory overtime and quality of life in the 1990s. Smith, Michael L. // Journal of Corporation Law;Spring96, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p599
Examines the phenomenon of mandatory overtime to determine what degree of protection is available to workers in the United States. Limitations on employers' ability to require overtime work; Requirement for overtime under collective bargaining agreements; Availability of unemployment insurance...
- Does overtime have to be paid when an employee `volunteers'? Sparks, Gil // Wenatchee Business Journal;Mar98, Vol. 12 Issue 3, pB18
Responds to inquiries concerning the eligibility for and payment of overtime in the United States. Includes payment for voluntary work; Use of compensatory time to avoid paying overtime; Payment of overtime to exempt employees.
- Overtime = more injuries. // Canadian Dimension;May/Jun96, Vol. 30 Issue 3, preceding p1
Reports on the findings of Statistics Canada regarding the overtime in industry. Increase in the number of injuries on the job with the amount of overtime hours worked; Benefits of overtime to business owners.
- `Can I say no to overtime?' Singer, Lisa // Glamour;Jun98, Vol. 96 Issue 6, p114
Provides tactics on how to say no to overtime. Offering solutions with supervisor; Outline specific goals and deadlines; Providing alternatives.
- GOP to Lockyer: No deal on overtime rule. Fine, Howard // Orange County Business Journal;2/24/97, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p5
Reports that California's Grand Old Party (GOP) leaders are skeptical of the state Senate Democratic leader Bill Lockyer's overtures regarding the state's daily overtime law and tort reform. Comments from Lockyer; How overtime was mandated to be worked in a week; Who rejected Lockyer's call for...
- The overtime debate. Lockyer, Bill // Orange County Business Journal;2/24/97, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p54
Opinion. Argues about the overtime pay and the eight-hour work day debate in the United States. What Governor Pete Wilson is seeking to repeal; Arguments for and against the eight-hour day; Logic behind calls for flexibility in the law.
- The inflated time clock. Perlman, Ellen // Governing;Sep97, Vol. 10 Issue 12, p43
Looks at the problems experienced with workers working overtime. Details on the abuse of the system of overtime; Reference made to the prison system in Ohio; Problems experienced by these officers in working overtime; Solutions to these problems; Suggestion that the overtime system should be...