Does the statutory overtime premium discourage long workweeks?
AbstractUsing a pooled data set consisting of 20 annual observations on each of 11 major industry groups, the author estimates the effects of overtime pay regulation on weekly work schedules. In an analysis that controls for workweek trends within industries, the sharp expansions in overtime pay coverage resulting from legislative amendments and Supreme Court decisions are found to have had no discernible impact on overtime hours. This finding is consistent with a model of labor market equilibrium in which straight-time hourly wages adjust to neutralize the statutory overtime premium. (Author's abstract.) (Free full-text download available at http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/ilrreview/.)
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Volume (Year): 56 (2003)
Issue (Month): 3 (April)
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Other versions of this item:
- Trejo, Stephen J., 1997. "Does the Statutory Overtime Premium Discourage Long Workweeks?," University of California at Santa Barbara, Economics Working Paper Series qt4c36k4fq, Department of Economics, UC Santa Barbara.
- Trejo, Stephen, 2001. "Does the Statutory Overtime Premium Discourage Long Workweeks?," IZA Discussion Papers 373, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- J33 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Compensation Packages; Payment Methods
- J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy
- J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
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