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dc.contributor.authorEhrenberg, Ronald G.
dc.contributor.authorSchumann, Paul L.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-17T17:15:22Z
dc.date.available2020-11-17T17:15:22Z
dc.date.issued1981-01-01
dc.identifier.other3212890
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/75060
dc.description.abstract[Excerpt] Our paper is a contribution to the debate over the efficacy of such proposals. We begin by providing a brief history of hours-of-work legislation in the United States and discussing a conceptual framework within which the evolution of the legislation can be explained and/or understood. We then trace the growth of the share of nonwage items in total labor cost and of employers' use of overtime hours, and discuss the possible connection between these two trends. We then critically evaluate the available empirical evidence on the relationship between the overtime premium, hours of work, and employment. This section results in an agenda for future research needs, rather than a set of definitive conclusions. Finally, our concluding section discusses the policy implications of our study. Although we believe additional research, some of which we are currently starting to undertake for the Minimum Wage Study Commission, is required before one can fully evaluate the wisdom of amending the overtime provisions of the FLSA, a number of general conclusions are presented in this section.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsRequired Publisher Statement: Used with the permission of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C.
dc.subjectFair Labor Standards Act
dc.subjectovertime
dc.subjectlegislation
dc.subjectemployment
dc.subjecthours of work
dc.titleThe Overtime Pay Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act
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local.authorAffiliationEhrenberg, Ronald G.: rge2@cornell.edu Cornell University
local.authorAffiliationSchumann, Paul L.: Cornell University


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