For many Americans who struggle to get enough hours at their jobs, the chance to work overtime is welcomed. The reason for this is that being paid time and a half for any hours over 40 in a given week means a bigger paycheck.
However, there are those who are not looking to work overtime, because that takes away time from their families and may interfere with their ability to work second or even third jobs, as this is an unfortunate reality for many workers these days, because a single job will not pay enough to let a person take care of themselves and their families.
For these people, the fact that they will be earning overtime pay helps to ease that burden and makes it more palatable. However, according to a recent report from CNN, the U.S. House has just passed a bill that would allow employers to not pay overtime. Continue reading