Overtime Work = More Pay

Current salary thresholds mean that companies can make a worker a salaried worker to avoid paying them overtime. Current salary thresholds now sits at $23,660.00. An employee who is salaried at that level of pay but who is working 50 or even 60 hours a week is often making less than minimum wage. That’s about to change. Watch the video below to see how you might be entitled to more pay or less work.


Is your overtime killing you?

According to a new study, due to be released in the upcoming issue of “Heart” journal, the answer is “yes!” unless you are keeping physically fit. According to research, men who aren’t staying fit more than double their risk of heart disease if they work long hours. The article gives the following information:

  • Compared with men who worked less than 40 hours per week, unfit men who worked 41 to 45 hours a week were 59% more likely to die of heart disease, although they were not more likely to die of other causes.
  • Compared with unfit men, those who were physically fit and worked longer hours were 45% less likely to die of heart disease and 38% less likely to die of other causes.
  • Being both unfit and working more than 45 hours per week more than doubled a man’s risk of dying of heart disease compared with those who worked less than 40 hours per week.

Source: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=119510