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Thursday, June 19, 2003

As I always post about her in bursts, Molly Ivins is way behind on this.
In one of those annoying little Republican exercises in cheap misdirection, this particular bill to bilk workers is misleadingly titled the Family Time Flexibility Act. Cute, eh? As though they were doing you a big favor.

The only enforcement mechanism in the 40-hour workweek is that employers have to pay time-and-a-half if they make you work more than 40 hours. Under this charmer, if you work overtime, your employer can pay you with straight comp time, one hour for one hour, instead of time-and-a-half wages, thus saving the corporations millions.

This is not what it says AT ALL. Damn permalinks don't work, but if you don't believe me, check for yourself. Ivins must have received a talking points memo late, because she obviously didn't read the bill herself (maybe she just didn't understand it) and it certainly wasn't taken up "last week" (meaning around 6/1).

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