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Why Oregon’s new overtime caps need a second look
A recent Oregonian/OregonLive story put a spotlight on the decline in manufacturing hours worked in recent months. The story highlighted pressures from global trade tensions, as well as an overall global decline in growth in the industry. The story also briefly mentioned another factor that could be weighing on the data and contributing to one of the steepest declines in manufacturing hours worked in the country: Oregon’s new overtime restrictions.