Unions Tout “Flextime” Only for Themselves

At issue are California’s rigid overtime rules, which require companies to pay hourly employees time-and-one-half not only for time worked in excess of 40 hours a week — but for time worked beyond eight hours each day. As the state’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement declares, “Eight hours of work constitutes a day’s work … .” But what works in the view of a Sacramento bureaucracy isn’t necessarily what works for others.

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