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Publication Date



Fănpìhuà Press


Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Total Pages

viii, 532 pages

ISBN of print version



Overtime, Hours of labor


2nd revised edition.

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© 2002 Marc Linder

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The autocratically flexible workplace: a history of overtime regulation in the United States