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View Diary: This week in the War on Workers: Eric Cantor's plan to give bosses added power over the clock (56 comments)

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    Mary Mike, nchristine, JeffW, BYw, JerryNA

    What most employers do is say you have a day's work of overtime due to you. They offer you a day off instead. So you take the day off and get paid for the day and are happy. Unfortunately, what many workers don't readily realize is that if they took the pay due them, it would be a day and 1/2 pay. Workers give away the 1/2 day's pay and don't even realize it.

    I don't recall the number of days vs time and one half I pointed out to my employer once years ago, but I do recall how unhappy he was. What a smart aleck I was to him. But, of course I got the extra time off to equal time plus 1/2.

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