Sunday, May 29, 2016

WDT: Federal overtime rule more concerning to local non-profits than businesses

    For years employers have been getting free labor by declaring some workers exempt from hourly wages on the grounds they are management. Now some people who are not always "on the clock" like the flexibility of salary and the chance to work extra if they want to, so it's not all bad.
   However, often it's just a way to get out of paying people by calling them professionals. That's happened a lot to reporters in some organizations.
    Now the threshold for exemption is raised to about $47K and the NFPs are chirping and our NFP friendly media responds.
    Everyone should pay up. Employers are employers. Period.
     Of course the best kind of management to be in is in the public sector, where a battalion chief in fire or a lieutenant in the PD gets OT on a base wage of $40 an hour.
Watertown Daily Times | Federal overtime rule more concerning to local non-profits than businesses

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Or, we should let the market decide compensation. That's a major freedom that people fought and died for.

Anonymous said...

Most vets, if they realized what our nation would become, never would have fought and died for any of it, 1:41. A foreign sack of lying crap in the White House? Local golfers loving their party and not their country? I am a victim and Iwants more freestuff.

Anonymous said...

Its good that they can determine that it won't affect small businesses based on the opinions of a couple idiots.

It will actually be a pay cut from most management employees, as the businesses react, by putting them on hourly wages. Then the owners will have to pick up the slack. No longer can they pay a high school dropout a salary and expect them to act a like an adult and have a cell phone on to be available for an occasional phone call after hours. The owner will have to do it instead. Just like the minimum wage is zero, so to is the minimum salary. One thing is for sure, this will not affect those people in Low-ville where we already forced the company to shut down, with stupid idiotic laws like this one.

What planet do you live on where you call salary employees "free labor"? When are we going to outlaw volunteering? When are we going to outlaw internships? When are we going to make people pay to go to school instead of paying them? When are we going to start paying parents to be parents 24/7? Oh wait, we already have that coming down the pike with paid time off. When are we going to pay time and a half to our soldiers?

Anonymous said...

why the obsession with golf??

Anonymous said...

enough with our public safety. How much do you make on a bottle of booze? 3-4.00 for each shot makes for a large payout for each bottle.
How about draft beer? How much does each mug actually cost in ounces compared to what you bar owners charge. Or look at the medical field. How much does it cost you for a 10 minute visit to a specialist?
You get what you pay for, and you pay for what specialized offerings your looking for.

Anonymous said...

4:42, he/she is just a simple person. Nonproductive internet lemming.

Anonymous said...

Got it 9:38. I almost sold my clubs.