Nurse study finds state-mandated overtime caps effective

01/31/2012 | Nurse.com

Newly licensed registered nurses in Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota and 13 other states that restrict mandatory overtime were 59% less likely to work mandatory overtime than those in states without such rules, a study found. Researchers reported in the journal Nursing Outlook that 11.6% of nurses overall reported working mandatory overtime in an ordinary work week with an average of 6.1 hours.

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