Lawmakers discuss bill to restore overtime protection

James Myall, a policy analyst for the Maine Center for Economic Policy, said most people think of a typical work week as being 40 hours. He said a survey conducted in 2019 found about a third of Maine workers said they’re asked to work unpaid overtime hours.

“We do know that this kind of, asking people to work more than 40 hours without compensating them fairly for it does happen in Maine,” Myall said. “It’s definitely an issue that both has support in Maine but also is needed.”

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