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New Overtime Rules Affect Thousands in Georgia


John Thompson was quoted in AJC on July 18, 2015. The article “New Overtime Rules Affect Thousands in Georgia” discussed how a proposed change in labor rules could force metro Atlanta employers to pay overtime to more workers who put in more than 40 hours a week.

John addressed why these new overtime rules might not be such good news from a worker standpoint.

All those possibilities make it impossible to guess how many workers will actually be pushed into non-exempt status, said John. “I am not sure anybody really knows except very generally.”

Supporters should not assume that the change will be good news from a worker standpoint, he warned.

“There are a lot of alternatives for how you may pay that person so that people may not wind up making much more money than they would have before.”

To read the full article, please visit AJC.


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