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Wages, Hours and Overtime

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This paper offers a contract-based theory to explain the determination of standard hours, overtime hours and overtime premium pay. We expand on the wage contract literature that emphasises the role of firm-specific human capital and that explores problems of contract efficiency in the face of information asymmetries between the firm and the worker. We first explore a simple wage-hours contract without overtime and show that incorporating hours into the contract may itself produce efficiency gains. We then show how the introduction of overtime hours, remunerated at premium rates, can further improve contract efficiency. Our ...
It operates under the Emergency and Health Services Commission (EHSC) and the Provincial Health Services Authority, and is tasked with the provision of ambulance response province-wide. Today, BCAS is the largest Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provider in Canada and one of the largest services in North America. The BCAS has a fleet of over 480 ground ambulances operating from 187 stations across the province along with 47 support vehicles. It also provides inter-facility patient transfer services in circumstances where a patient needs to be moved between health care facilities. While some private, for profit, transfer services ...
Economist's View: Strengthening the Border Leads to More Illegal ...
What's the best way to reduce illegal immigration? This argues that "far more rigorous enforcement of labor laws on wages, hours and overtime, and of worker safety laws" is the "most promising workplace strategy": Why strengthening the U.S.-Mexican border leads to more illegal immigration, by Peter Schrag, Commentary, Washington Post : ...[W]ith immigration reform again on the table, President Obama has duly taken up the call for a stronger border. ... Immigration reform has a long history of unintended consequences: More than two decades of increased enforcement since the passage of the Immigration Reform and ... market research, surveys and trends
About 2,000 workers from three factories in the Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone continued their strike today, demanding better wages.   "The strike is on today but we are not aware what their demands are... Workers of three factories are staging the strike. The policemen are from police battalions and the Rangoon Division police force. The three factories are OPAL 2, Kyarlay and Taiyi," a duty officer from Hlaing Tharyar police station said, adding Police Chief Maj. Gen. Khin Yi arrived at the spot with a large contingent of police personnel. However, a duty officer of the Rangoon Police Head office refused to ... market research, surveys and trends


How are hours worked and wages affected by labor regulations?: The ...
employers to pay a minimum overtime premium of 25 percent. ..... than JPY4 million.8 In the panel approach, we exclude job changers and samples who did not ..... Bell, D. N. F. and R. A. Hart, “Wages, Hours, and Overtime Premia: ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Burma: Military dictatorship fears new round of struggle
Around 2000 textile factory workers in Rangoon started sit-in strikes the factory compound on Monday evening to demand an increase in salary of 10,000 kyat (US$ 10), a reduction of working hours and the provision of a clean space for meals. The strike started in the Mya Fashion textile factory in Rangoon’s Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone. Later it was joined by workers in Taiyi shoe factory and Opal 2 textile factory and other workers in nearby factories supported them. In December last year, nearly 1,000 textile workers in Hlaing Tharyar also staged a demonstration over pay and working conditions. According to Reuters ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Services Cut, Pensions Targeted In Proposed 2011 Budget
Long Beach City manager Pat West unveiled the first version of his budget proposal for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2011, dealing with an $18.5 million deficit by reducing or cutting some Police and Fire Department services, reducing or cutting funding for the Arts Council and performances such as the Independence Day fireworks show, and attempting to negotiate new labor contracts with City employees. The proposal puts pressure on labor unions to renegotiate, noting that $11.3 million of the $18.5 million deficit is �attributable to increases in negotiated labor contracts.� Unless labor contracts are renegotiated, the budget ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Backers push farm worker OT bill
Farm workers and their advocates were in Sacramento on Tuesday, sending to the governor's office a bill that would grant those who harvest California's fruits and vegetables the same rights to overtime pay as nearly all other hourly employees in the state. Supporters of SB1121, by state Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez, D-Shafter, say the proposed law brings a long-overdue measure of fairness to an industry that often requires arduous work - typically at low wages and rarely with benefits - of its employees. Meanwhile, growers in opposition to the proposal say it will only add burdensome costs when businesses already ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


1 ROBERT A HART CURRICULUM VITAE 1 March, 2010 Division of ...
(with D Bell) "Wages, hours, and overtime premia: evidence from the British labor market", Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 56, 2003: 470 - 480. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Employment Law Guide - Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is administered by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD). The Act establishes standards for minimum wages, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor. These standards affect more than 130 million workers, both full‑time and part‑time, in the private and public sectors. The Act applies to enterprises with employees who engage in interstate commerce, produce goods for interstate commerce, or handle, sell, or work on goods or materials that have been moved in or produced for interstate commerce. For most firms, a test of not less than $500,000 in annual dollar volume of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Hours of Work, Overtime, Overtime Pay and Compensatory Time, PPM ...
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that sets minimum wage, overtime pay, equal pay, record keeping and child labor standards for employees (who are covered by the Act) in the private sector as well as those employed in federal, state and local government. The FLSA was enacted by the United States Congress in 1938 and amended several times since. The State of Kansas has delegated to each agency, i.e. Kansas State University, the responsibility for ensuring and maintaining compliance with the FLSA. The Division of Human Resources assigns each position to either overtime eligible or overtime exempt status, ...
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Working through lunch
I do not think my ex-employer paid me correctly for overtime worked. I had to clock in/out at the beginning of each work day, plus clock in/out for lunch when I was able to get away. Due to the extremely heavy work load, and then the firing of the my immediate superviser, taking a lunch was out of the question on many days in the last two weeks of my employment. (I was employed for only 4 weeks) The office manager knew of this situation and told me on several occasions that overtime was ok as long as it wasn't abused. On days when I could escape it was usually for just the amount of time it took to hit a fast food joint. I ...
exempt versus non-exempt employees
If the employee is exempt he is a salaried employee and earns a set annual salary which is divided into pay periods during the year...his salary does not change. If the employee is non exempt he is an hourly employee and is paid for all the hours he works by an hourly wage and must be paid overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a week unless he is in California or Canada than it is overtime for all hours worked over 8 in a day. For more information check out these links. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Coverage (Exempt vs. Non-Exempt -- The Online Wages, Hours and Overtime Pay Resource elaws - Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor