Estimated to be about 8 million workersthat would end up exempt. Alot of nurses would fall into this category, as they usually have some degree of supervision over LPN's (LVN's) and nurses aides. Many would find themselves working the longer hours without the benefit of overtime as their jobs are reclassified as "supervisory" or "managerial". In many cases they may not be able to refuse working longer shifts because if there is no one is there to relieve them, they can be reported to their state boards for "deserting" the patients.
It's another opportunity for employers to extract cheaper labor. It is estimated that even delaying payment of overtime, the original legislation sponsored from a Republican from IL with good intentions, would equate to huge, interest-free loans for companies.
Many people rely on the overtime to meet their financial obligations.