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Questions - Overtime - June 30-July 1, 2015

Are Obama’s Overtime Changes Good for the Economy?
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted June 30-July 1, 2015
By Rasmussen Reports


1* Under current federal law, employers are only required to pay overtime to salaried workers earning less than $23,660 a year. A proposal has been made to raise that requirement so that workers earning up to $50,440 a year would now be eligible for overtime. Will increasing the number of people eligible for overtime help or hurt the economy, or will it have no impact?


2* Which will do more to help the U.S. economy—decisions made by government officials to help the economy grow or decisions made by U.S. business leaders to help their own businesses grow?


3* Are more laws needed to protect the rights of workers in the United States or are there already enough laws in place?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence