Matt Bivens: ...that's the subtext of even the Labor Department's lame little press release: It turns out workers were suffering "confusion" about their overtime rights and that this was "generating wasteful class action litigation." The press release quotes Secretary Chao as saying, "With the ?FairPay' rule"-- yes, they've even focus-grouped up another catchily misleading label, a la "Healthy Forests" or "Clear Skies" -- "With the ?FairPay' rule, we are restoring overtime to what it was intended to be: fair pay for workers, instead of a lawsuit lottery." ...As to that lawsuit lottery, these new rules transform it into a full-blown mafia-run casino...


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