22 Aug 2004 New Overtime Rules
When you hear some people talk, you could almost be convinced that the Bush Administration’s new overtime policy is bad for workers.
Here’s what I wrote on this a few months ago, relying heavily on information from the Heritage Foundation. If you click the link, you’ll see who really likes the old rules Bush is reforming (trial lawyers) and why they like them (confusing rules equal lawsuits equal cash cash cash — for lawyers, not lower-income workers).
Speaking of overtime and the Heritage Foundation, Heritage has a wealth of info up about this on its main webpage right now.
Bottom line: The new rules are better than the old for workers and better for America.
Now, if we really want worker flexibility (which a lot of working parents really, really like), we’ll get the government out of the matter entirely, but that’s a discussion for another day…