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Lawmakers Approve Appeal of 8 Hour Overtime Pay

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada lawmakers have approved a measure that would repeal a state law requiring overtime pay after eight hours of work.

Assembly members voted 22-20 to approve SB 193 on Friday night.

The measure repeals a law requiring employers to pay overtime after eight hours of work in a 24-hour period. It would only require overtime once an employee works more than 40 hours in a week.

Supporters said the measure would bring Nevada in line with many other states and give employers more flexibility in scheduling their employees.

Democrats sharply criticized the measure and said it would severely hurt service and construction industry workers who can often work long hours on an irregular schedule.

The bill passed the Senate on an 11-9 vote in April.

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