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On punishing schedules, China's tech workers are exhausted

by Jennifer Pak Jul 10, 2019
China's tech sector is built on the backs of hard working employees who are often expected to work 12-hour days at a minimum. Some workers are starting to push back.
A Chinese tech firm showcases its facial recognition security equipment at the Consumer Electronics Show in Shanghai June 2019. The success of these companies is partly built on the backs of workers putting in extreme overtime.
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Employers figuring out the latest twist in new overtime rule: an injunction to halt it

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 23, 2016
What can businesses and their employees expect, now that the new rules are on hold?
The changes to overtime rules would make millions of workers eligible to be paid overtime, or to get a salary hike — by doubling the salary threshold under which white-collar workers have to be paid overtime when they work more than 40 hours a week. The new threshold is set at $47, 476.
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Federal judge blocks Obama's overtime rule

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 23, 2016
New rules from the Department of Labor would make more white-collar workers eligible for overtime pay. Now they're on indefinite hold.
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States challenge federal rule expanding overtime pay

by Gigi Douban Sep 21, 2016
Employees will be entitled to overtime unless they are paid more than $900 a week.
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New overtime rules mean changes for nonprofits and their employees

by Renata Sago Sep 15, 2016
Nonprofits are scrambling to figure out how to comply with new overtime rules.
Workers at the Osceola Council on Aging in Kissimmee clean up after preparing and delivering 1,000 meals to senior citizens in the community.
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New overtime rule could help millions

by Andy Uhler Jul 6, 2016
The Labor Department said an additional 4 million workers will have overtime protection.
 Customers pay at a cashier station in a JCpenny during Black Friday.
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How tariffs on Chinese imports affect the U.S. steel industry

by Kai Ryssdal May 18, 2016
Kai Ryssdal checks in with Delaware Steel in Pennsylvania.
Hot steel slab being rolled. 
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Millions more white-collar workers could get overtime

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer May 16, 2016
The Labor Department wants to close the wage gap for nearly 5 million employees.
Workers currently don't get overtime if they're managers or administrative workers making at least $23,660 a year.
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Working hard for the money — will overtime help?

by Scott Tong Jun 30, 2015
President Obama has announced that he will update labor rules to allow workers extra pay for work.

President Obama extends overtime pay to more workers

by Mark Garrison Jun 30, 2015
The proposal could mean bigger paychecks for up to five million workers.