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Obama wants overtime pay for more salaried workers
AP ^ | 48 minutes ago | JIM KUHNHENN

Posted on 03/12/2014 4:39:44 PM PDT by Jean S

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1 posted on 03/12/2014 4:39:45 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

Bypassing Congress...

Piece o' cake!


2 posted on 03/12/2014 4:45:11 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Jean S

I don’t know if Congress does ‘town halls’ anymore, but we must be asking both democrats and Republicans running for office what perks they are running for since it is clear the president is rapidly making their offices unnecessary.

And if they don’t like the dictatorial actions what they intend to do about them if elected.


3 posted on 03/12/2014 4:48:00 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: COBOL2Java

It’s a lesser evil.


4 posted on 03/12/2014 4:50:06 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Jean S
He goes on vacation, his 3rd this year, comes back goes to a fundraiser in NYC, goes shopping, then states he wants more money to bribe more low info voters for more votes.

"And y'all thought I was the worst President of all time ha ha ha!"


5 posted on 03/12/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Jean S

Obama wants to kill the private sector.


6 posted on 03/12/2014 4:51:38 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Jean S
Yes we can!

... put salaried employees out-of-work at an even faster rate.

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7 posted on 03/12/2014 4:53:15 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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" and change the definition of what constitutes a supervisor. "

I'm surprised that they are not changing the definition of work and the definitions of "hour".

8 posted on 03/12/2014 4:55:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Norm Lenhart

I’m salaried, and this seems like a ridiculous idea...The era of salaried workers will be over, and businesses will just move to an hourly scale for everyone.

And with it will come timestamps, hourly work tracking, and efficiency studies. Fewer workers will be hired, and employees will be expected to cram more work into non-overtime.

I get paid fairly for every hour I work. There are many weeks I put in 100+ hours, and there are (every once in a while) a week where I put in 35. The moment I feel taken advantage of, it’s incumbent upon me to have the certification and marketability to move to a different employer.

This amounts to a revenue grab by the Fed...Pay your employees more of those taxable dollars or else!

Stay out of my life, government. I don’t want you in my personal life, and I certainly don’t want you in my professional life.


9 posted on 03/12/2014 4:56:34 PM PDT by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: Jean S

Again, blowing up the law;;; Blurring the line between exempt and nonexempt employees.


10 posted on 03/12/2014 5:02:09 PM PDT by joelt
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To: Jean S

I was an exempt employee most of my life and never worried about working extra hours because my employers gave me comp time which came in handy when I needed to handle personal errands on business days.


11 posted on 03/12/2014 5:02:53 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: Jean S

This guy is just determined to keep people in poverty, what the market will do is merely not pay people what they’ve earned (and frustrate A LOT of employees) to keep from paying more per his rule.


12 posted on 03/12/2014 5:05:10 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: Heavyrunner

I put several years in with insane workloads and hours on salary. Loved it. I got paid extremely well.

Govt has no business getting in between boss and worker. My commment was just pointing out that people wanted ‘lesser evil’ in voting for squish RINOs (inference to the Bhoner pic) that refuse to rein Zero in with crap like this and got what they asked for.

Maybe they ought not do that anymore.


13 posted on 03/12/2014 5:05:49 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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Good I don’t know why republicans just don’t simply explain that sure lets increase the minimum wage hey why stop at $10.00 lets shoot for $20.00 or $30.00 per hour but for all you people that are going to lose your job over this you must ensure that you put the blame for your job loss squarely where it belongs on the President.


14 posted on 03/12/2014 5:14:35 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (The fundamental transformation resistance is futile you will be assimilated.)
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To: Jean S

“and change the definition of what constitutes a supervisor”

Gift to unions. Supervisors are not members of unions.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 5:16:31 PM PDT by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: Jean S

This is what community organizers do when they think they run your business.


16 posted on 03/12/2014 5:17:26 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Heavyrunner

Sorry, I wasn’t replying to your comment specifically, just the weighing in on the intent of Zero and his party.


17 posted on 03/12/2014 5:22:05 PM PDT by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: LostInBayport

A “salaried job” has a distinct definition. For one thing they don’t punch a clock. For another, in many cases their lunch is “paid” if you go by an 8 hr day (i.e. 9-5 with an hour lunch is only 7 hrs).

But with this crowd words are just things to be manipulated.


18 posted on 03/12/2014 5:22:56 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Jean S

Some exempt employees have a higher salary than their supervisors. Obama class warfare fail.


19 posted on 03/12/2014 5:25:09 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: logic101.net

There are salaried exempt and salaried nonexempt classifications of employees.


20 posted on 03/12/2014 5:27:20 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Jean S

Hussein out trying to buy votes for the flailing democrats..

He is also scared and worried that his tribe will lose the total Congress...lets keep them worried and scared folks...

AMERICA IS WAKING UP...VOTERS REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER...and don’t let the Clinton’s forget about BENGHAZI...


21 posted on 03/12/2014 5:30:27 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Jean S

Two things will happen if Obumbler gets this through.

1) Many of those workers falling into this category will LOST THEIR JOBS.

2) Many of those remaining workers will HAVE THEIR HOURS CUT in order to eliminate the overtime pay requirements.


22 posted on 03/12/2014 5:41:36 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: Jean S

70% of all new jobs that have been created under this jerk are minimum wage jobs. You’d think he’d worry about that first or maybe the increasing cost of food, gas as well as other goods and services.

Of course I’m sure he can just sign an executive order and make it so.


23 posted on 03/12/2014 5:58:29 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: leapfrog0202

I can remember Pelosi hectoring Bush over “McJobs” in the mid-2000s.

In the Era of Baraq, those are the new “breadwinner” vocations.


24 posted on 03/12/2014 6:03:42 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Jean S
Of course an option that would never occur to Obama (or any Democrat for that matter) would be to cut government spending and the taxes required to pay for it and give everyone a raise.
25 posted on 03/12/2014 6:05:37 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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if businesses don’t have the revenue to pay for a raise what then??? They close shop/


26 posted on 03/12/2014 6:06:00 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Jean S

Kon-sty-two-shun?

What’s that?


27 posted on 03/12/2014 6:07:56 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Jean S

This probably telegraphs much more about Obama’s work ethic, than anything else. It also explains why he takes so many vacations and golf outings, without any conscience about the travel costs.

He believes he is entitled to it because of the number of after-hours interruptions he must endure as a ‘salaried’ executive.


28 posted on 03/12/2014 6:10:01 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: CdMGuy
Worse Productivity will fall through the floor exempt people won't give a crap anymore, and the caveat of this won't apply to Exec's? Well then many business will make everyone an "Exec"! Just like working for a Bank All Title and no Pay!

I can't believe how this guy is Fubaring everything and blurring lines and disrupting all order. Then again, he learned this all from Cloward, Piven, Alinsky, Wright and Frank Marshall Davis...

29 posted on 03/12/2014 6:29:06 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: austinaero

One of many things he wants to kill.


30 posted on 03/12/2014 6:35:34 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: Jean S

Obie is fishing for a cause to draw attention away from CommieCare,

He wants to create a false issue that democrats can ride to victory in the next election as they did the phony “War On Women” in 2012.


31 posted on 03/12/2014 6:42:30 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Seaplaner

Next comes a wave of contracting. No employees except a small group of owners, and everyone else is a contractor with a revolving door.


32 posted on 03/12/2014 6:56:47 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Heavyrunner
.The era of salaried workers will be over, and businesses will just move to an hourly scale for everyone.
Speaking as an hourly man who refuses to do salary and the headache it comes with, I can't necessarily say I'd be sad about it. I just don't want it to come about the Obummer's way.
And with it will come timestamps, hourly work tracking, and efficiency studies. Fewer workers will be hired, and employees will be expected to cram more work into non-overtime.
Well, you can only cram so much. I tell my bosses that when they try. And then I ask "Are you going to authorize overtime?" They usually say no. "Then I'm going home at the end of my shift." Then I get the threats about replacement. "Do you really think you're going to find someone who will do more work an hour at the wage you're paying?" Dead silence. Replacement never happens. Then crunch time hits because they didn't authorize enough overtime early in the project and I make out like a bandit billing my 2x on the unlimited overtime. I tell 'em it would be less costly just to authorize so much overtime a week, but execs never listen. Or they fire and hire and wonder why they never make the productivity quotas.
Stay out of my life, government. I don’t want you in my personal life, and I certainly don’t want you in my professional life.
Too late, friend! Government is already all over professional life, what with taxes and regulations and so on. And my experience is that most corporations love it, being hand-in-glove with government.
33 posted on 03/12/2014 7:11:21 PM PDT by GAFreedom (Freedom rings in GA!)
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To: CdMGuy

A third thing would be having pension or other benefits cut to offset the extra pay for overtime.


34 posted on 03/12/2014 7:17:27 PM PDT by MRadtke (Light a candle or curse the darkness?)
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To: Heavyrunner

Having worked salary exempt many years, there were good and bad things about overtime. When O-T meant comp time, it was great. No extra taxable earnings, and it made for a few 3 day weekends. When the company changed that policy, the new policy stated that O-T was only paid out for the hours worked after putting in 45 hours, i.e., hours 41-45 were unpaid. For the strivers, that seemed like an incentive to impress the bosses. I refused to do it, never again worked past 40 hours, got my work done, enjoyed my family during my time off. Those co-workers who elected to work over 40 hours had less time with family, and the company didn’t care one way or another that they appeared so “dedicated.” I worked with the principle expressed by my chief executive years back: “You are expected to fulfill a 40 hour work week, and if you can’t get your job done in 40 hours, you’re inefficient.” Worked for me! Now, as for 0bama’s tampering with O-T, hasn’t he done enough damage to this country? Interfering with corporate policies can only turn out badly.


35 posted on 03/12/2014 7:19:54 PM PDT by Ranger Warrior
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He’s trying every way he can to create more taxable income and to punish business owners at the same time.


36 posted on 03/12/2014 7:21:46 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: taildragger
Obama is grasping at straws trying to “improve” the economy. He is looking for something that he can say he did that actually put more money in peoples pockets. (Never mind that something like this would reduce the workforce or reduce other compensation). He is desperate.
37 posted on 03/12/2014 7:21:57 PM PDT by MRadtke (Light a candle or curse the darkness?)
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To: Jean S
Obama threatens vetoes of bills requiring him to follow the law
38 posted on 03/12/2014 7:42:19 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Jean S

I worked for years as a salaried proposal coordinator for a major defense contractor. All our proposals required extensive overtime. We sometimes worked all night on a weekend and into Sunday morning. And we got paid overtime every time. Not time-and-one-half but straight time and a premium. The company paid it because it had to to keep the salaried employees in our department.


39 posted on 03/12/2014 7:43:23 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Heavyrunner

I agree but there will come a time if limits are not placed where every employer will feel like they can put you to work for 100+ hours without concern and without empathy for you family, and what will you do then?

Some of us actually want to work without having to worry about whether we will ever spend time with our families are not. I’m sure you work 100+ hours with great concern for your family, however, I enjoy my 40-45 hours of work and while I don’t provide for my family like I would want to, I do enjoy the many hours I get to spend with them.

I know that many employers don’t care about that, and if we were all salary they wouldn’t give a damn no matter how much we make how much time we spend with them.

My boss cares about my hours but when you get further away from human contact the less you care about people. My bosses boss could care less how many hours we work or how late we work them because they aren’t in touch. Should government decided that? I would like to say no, however, my bosses scare me more, call me liberal if you want, but quite frankly if you look around, even our good Christians don’t really care about fellow man anymore.


40 posted on 03/12/2014 7:53:23 PM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: Jean S

There goes lower management raises.


41 posted on 03/12/2014 8:43:01 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Jean S

Dictator.


42 posted on 03/12/2014 8:52:54 PM PDT by floriduh voter (My ducks are not on the menu. They're funny looking dogs.)
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To: Jean S
President Barack Obama intends to order changes in overtime rules ....... Obama plans to order his Labor Department....

He can shove his orders. This is NOT his purview, and that Congress and the media are sitting around mutely like cigar store Indians as he tramples all over constitutional order is unbelievable.

43 posted on 03/12/2014 8:58:09 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Jean S

Any time I see something like this coming from comrade obama I have to remind myself that however beneficial it may at first appear on the surface for the average employee, he’s only doing it because it means increased tax revenue for the Fed. Somebody has to pay for all those IRS salaries and executive office vacations.


44 posted on 03/12/2014 9:46:28 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: CdMGuy
Two things will happen if Obumbler gets this through.

1) Many of those workers falling into this category will LOST THEIR JOBS.

2) Many of those remaining workers will HAVE THEIR HOURS CUT in order to eliminate the overtime pay requirements.

Your points are so true. Obama is a domestic enemy. He wants to destroy the private sector. All part of the destroy America and grow government plan. Cloward-Piven and all. When are Americans going to wake up? We took an oath to protect America from all enemies, foreign and domestic. I hope the voter turnout in November is a tsunami. Remember in November! Remember this and thousands of other things. . . Something every day.

At this rate, will there be any votes for a democrat on November 4th?

45 posted on 03/12/2014 9:59:51 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: nascarnation

I forgot about the McJobs. Good point.


46 posted on 03/12/2014 10:59:10 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Jean S

Interesting that a black “reporter” fired from Politico who was “forced” to work in retail, writes a column about people not being paid overtime then Obama uses his executive authority to do something about it. Whatever he can do.


47 posted on 03/13/2014 12:14:55 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: America

tell obama to wish in one hand and crap in the other and see which one fills up first.


48 posted on 03/13/2014 1:30:55 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Almondjoy

Most places I worked the attitude was “You’re salary and therefor cheap”.

I have done jobs typically done by hourly people, in order for the company to save money on overtime. I also left those companies, but they continue the same practice.

It cuts both ways.


49 posted on 03/13/2014 10:58:11 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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I LIKE MY HEALTHCARE PLAN
- SO I WILL KEEP MY HEALTHCARE PLAN

PERIOD!


50 posted on 03/13/2014 11:11:29 AM PDT by devolve (- Tell Vladimir after my erection I have more FLEXIBILITY -- I need more SPACE - BHO Jr -)
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