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Distribution of answers submitted by American voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since May 26, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about Overtime Pay
In May 2016, the Obama Administration announced new regulations that would increase the number of American entitled to receive time-and-a-half overtime pay. Salaried workers who earn up to $46,476 per year are now entitled to earn time-and-a-half pay when they work more than 40 hours per week. The previous regulations, issued in 2004, set the threshold for overtime pay at $23,660. The Labor department estimates that 4.2 million workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under the new regulations. Proponents argue that the rule is necessary due to inflation and note that only 7% of salaried workers currently qualify for overtime pay in 2015, down sharply from 60% in 1975. Opponents argue that the new rules will hurt employers and incentivize them to cut their employee’s hours. See recent overtime pay news
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Yes but only given the current circumstance. We are and should accelerate moving from employee/employer model too a contracter model. Benefits, pensions, etc cause corruption and impede the understanding of the employee. 4 months ago from a Green in Dallas, TX
Everyone should get paid time and a half for overtime. 4 months ago from a Libertarian in Boston, MA
No, overtime work needs to be illegal. 4 months ago from a Green in Babb, MT
This depends on whether the business is public or private and whether it receives any public monies. 4 months ago from a Democrat in Biltmore Forest, NC
Yes, but only businesses with 100+ employees. 4 months ago from a Libertarian in Owosso, MI
It depends on how many hours the employee is working. 4 months ago from a Republican in Lakeside, TX
Yes, but businesses should reserve the right to refuse overtime work to employees. 4 months ago from a Republican in Gainesville, TX
If your making 46K a year you will have a bonus structure and path for more money. 4 months ago from a Democrat in Paradise, NV
Yes, but extend this for people making over $46,000/year. 4 months ago from a Libertarian in Geary, OK