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Overtime Proposals Spark Controversy, Confusion

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Overtime Proposals Spark Controversy, Confusion

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Overtime Proposals Spark Controversy, Confusion

Overtime Proposals Spark Controversy, Confusion

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The Bush administration wants to revamp the rules determining overtime eligibility. Labor unions call the plan a stealth attack on the 40-hour workweek. But the Labor Department and business groups say the old regulations are confusing and out of date. Many workers wonder how the proposed rules will affect them. NPR'S Kathleen Schalch reports.