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"Time and a half's the American way" : a history of the exclusion of white-collar workers from overtime regulation, 1868-2004

Author: Marc Linder
Publisher: Iowa City, Iowa : Fǎnpìhuà Press, 2004.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Linder, Marc.
"Time and a half's the American way".
Iowa City, Iowa : Fǎnpìhuà Press, 2004
(OCoLC)646129200
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Linder
ISBN: 0971959412 9780971959415
OCLC Number: 57238327
Description: xlvii, 1342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Why no overtime dollars for white collars? 1. Numbers --
2. An introductory illustration : the joker in the trinitarian formula : what are "administrative" employees and why are they excluded? --
II. Maximum hours v. overtime laws : "the difference between pity for the weak and overpay for the organized." 3. Universal eight-hour initiatives in California, Oregon, and Washington in 1914, and the dispute between the Socialists and the American Federation of Labor --
4. Accentuating and blurring the distinction between the actual and the basic eight-hour day : railway workers, the Adamson Act, and World War I --
III. Pre-Fair Labor Standards Act legal exclusions and models. 5. Prolog : "Brain toilers" under the alien contract labor immigration laws from the 1880s to the 1930s --
6. State and federal laws --
7. National Recovery Administration codes of fair competition --
8. International Labor Organization hours conventions --
IV. The Fair Labor Standards Act : the trinitarian formula in the age of white-collar industrialization. 9. The vacuous legislative and puzzling regulatory history : 1937-38 --
10. Abortive statutory amendments to exclude even more white-collar workers : 1938 to World War II --
11. Employers switch strategies : from relying on an anti-labor Congress to capturing a pro-labor wage and hour division --
12. The 1940 white-collar overtime regulatory hearings --
13. The Stein report and the revised regulations --
14. The early post-World War II finishing touches : the Weiss Report --
15. Planned obsolescence of the salary-level tests --
16. Employers finally get a Republican administration with "moxie" : the proposed regulations of 2003 --
17. The AFL-CIO's choreography of the Congressional counterattack to blunt the worst excrescences : the final regulations of 2004 --
V. A parallel universe of white-collar overtime pay : the federal government. 18. The nineteenth century --
19. From World War I through World War II --
20. The post-World War II period --
VI. American exceptionalism in international perspective. 21. The exclusion of white-collar workers from overtime regulation in the rest of the world.
Responsibility: Marc Linder.

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