Originally Posted by Rain Man
I hate those meatpackers and iron workers. They cause me all sorts of annoyance.
I get your point on this, but I'm not sure how to fix it. The government can't mandate that companies hire people, so your approach of limiting their productivity seems like the only way to go. But limiting hours and mandating overtime and stuff like that forces both employees and employers to become clockwatchers, which I don't think is good for anyone.
Could increase the ~$450/week minimum pay required to classify an employee as exempt, and then index it to inflation. I dunno when that number was set, but I imagine ti was years ago and hasn't moved in ages. It's basically minimum wage for salaried workers. That would put more $$ in the pockets of lower income employees.
There's never a simple answer to any of this stuff.
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