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What shapes are overtime premium schedules? Some evidence from Japan, the UK, and the US

Citation
Hart RA, Malley JR & Ruffell R (1996) What shapes are overtime premium schedules? Some evidence from Japan, the UK, and the US, Economics Letters, 53 (1), pp. 97-102.

Abstract
We provide estimates of the shapes of overtime premium schedules for three contrasting economies, based on two-digit industries through time. At one end of the spectrum, the United Kingdom has no legislation concerning the minimum premium rate while, at the other, the United States mandates a high minimum premium of 1.5 times the straight-time hourly rate. In between these extremes, Japan sets a minimum premium of 1.25. We concentrate, in particular, on the question of whether the premium rises in average hours.

Keywords
Overtime premium schedule; International comparisons

StatusPublished
AuthorsHart Robert A, Malley James R, Ruffell Robin
Publication date10/1996
PublisherElsevier
ISSN 0165-1765
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Economics Letters: Volume 53, Issue 1 (OCT 1996)

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