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President Obama has launched a debate over who deserves overtime pay with his proposal to extend overtime protections to nearly 5 million Americans, covering all salaried workers who make up to about $50,400 a year. That's up drastically from the current cap of $23,660. “Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve,” the president wrote on HuffingtonPost.com. “That's partly because we've failed to update overtime regulations for years.” But business groups, as well as Republicans in Congress, believe the proposal would force employers to reduce overtime hours and perhaps cut jobs, or even add jobs as a way to avoid paying time and a half to those who work more than 40 hours a week. That leads us to ask this question in this week's Flash Poll:
What would you do if the federal government allows more workers to become eligible for overtime pay?
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