Monday, April 07, 2014

Roll Call, March 26, 2014, Sunday

Roll Call 

March 26, 2014, Sunday

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History Shows Overtime Pay Protections Are Disconnected From Employer Hiring

But even then, it seems overtime pay had little effect on hiring. A 1998 paper by labor historian Dora Costa looking at the 1938-1950 period found that overtime rules reduced the number of hours worked but did not directly translate into an increase in employment, although some increase in hiring may have been offset by minimum wages that were also mandated in the law.
Ronald Ehrenberg, an economist at Cornell University who has also written extensively about overtime, likewise found little evidence that increasing overtime pay would lead to an increase in hiring.