Economist: Expanding overtime protections is unlikely to boost employment

03/27/2014 | Roll Call (free content)

A White House proposal to expand overtime-pay protections would lead employers to reduce worker hours, but wouldn't spur an increase in hiring, economic research suggests. "If the goal is to increase employment, there's no good evidence that it does that at all," says Stephen Trejo, a labor economist at the University of Texas.

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