Obama's overtime proposal becomes new flashpoint in America's slow wage comeback

Thursday, July 2, 2015

From the MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE: Ryan Rosenthal opened a healthy-choice sandwich and snack shop in a Minneapolis skyway last fall and now works 60 hours a week with nobody guaranteeing his paycheck but himself. The shop, called Simpls, has no manager, but Rosenthal hopes to hire one in the future. When he does, he said he'll offer a salary, but likely will have to ask the person to work more than 40 hours a week. "It's a dilemma because everyone in restaurants is competing," Rosenthal said. "It's hard to push those hours down."