Because overtime is punitive for employees, it should be punitive for employers. Employees plan their life schedule around their work schedule. When those plans cannot be fulfilled at the employer’s request and the desire to do one’s best for the employer, a life-penalty is suffered that must be compensated.
Because some employers abuse employees by consistently asking them to work overtime, the law should discourage overtime work. If an employer consistently pays more than a work-week of overtime to its collective employees, it is apparent that it has too few employees; the unem- ployed should be hired to eliminate the overtime work.
All persons employed by another are covered except as noted in the next paragraph. No member of an employer’s family shall be exempt from being paid overtime. No employer or level of government shall be exempt from paying overtime. No workplace, even if an employee's home or other off-site venue, shall be exempt from qualifying as a covered workplace.
Government employees who have gained office by being elected by the general public shall be exempt from overtime compensation. Corporate office holders elected by stock/shareholders shall be exempt from overtime compensation. Government officials appointed by elected gov- ernment officials shall be exempt from overtime compensation.
DEFINITION of OVERTIME
The starting, ending, break, and meal times of each employee shall be prominently posted at the employees’ normal workplace in 10-point or larger Roman type in an easily-read face such as Helvetica or Times. Any work performed for the employer before an employee’s posted starting time or after an employee’s posted ending time, or during an employee's posted break or meal times, is overtime that must be compensated.
1.5 times the employee's normal rate of pay for the first ten such six-minute increments in any mjm24-hour period beginning with the employee's starting time;
2.0 times the employee's normal rate of pay for the second ten such six-minute increments mjmplus five additional six-minute increments for a mandatory thirty-minute break for the mjmtwenty-first through twenty-fifth six-minute increments in any 24-hour period beginning with mjmthe employee's starting time;
3.0 times the employee's normal rate of pay, for the third ten such six-minute increments in any mjm24-hour period beginning with the employee's starting time;
4.0 times the employee's normal rate of pay, for the fourth ten such six-minute increments in mjmany 24-hour period beginning with the employee's starting time;.
No employee shall be permitted to work more than forty six-minute increments of overtime in any 36-hour period under any circumstances for any reason whatsoever. Overtime shall be vol- untary. No employer may ever compel any employee to work overtime for any reason whatso- ever except when required for the public's safety.
Some employees “live off of their overtime”. They’re foolish!
Some employers try to exploit their employees. They’re fools!
Originally written in 1965