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PPWO sends support letter on S. 3464, the Overtime Reform and Review Act

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PPWO sends support letter on H.R. 6094, the “Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act”

On September 28th, the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity sent a letter of support of H.R. 6094, the “Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act” to the U.S. House of Representatives.  This bill would provide a six-month delay in the implementation date of the overtime regulation, establishing the new effective date as June 1, 2017 and such a delay would be helpful as employers attempt to comply with the new regulation and absorb its impact.

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PPWO STATEMENT ON OVERTIME RULE’S IMPACT

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PPWO Notes Challenges Overtime Rule Is Having on Students, Schools and Others

The upcoming Labor Day weekend unofficially marks the end of summer and the start of another school year. This year as students, schools, and others make final back-to-school preparations, they also need to grapple with fewer resources and less flexibility as a result of the sudden and massive changes to the workplace caused by Department of Labor’s final overtime rule.

The Department of Labor’s May 18 rule increases the salary threshold under which most employees must be paid overtime from $23,660 to $47,476. A 100 percent increase on December 1st this year is too much, too fast. In order to ensure every employee is paid for every hour worked, the rule requires employers to adjust.  Employers will do so by possibly reclassifying millions of employees from salaried to hourly overnight. These employees will be on the clock and their employers will have to closely track and manage their hours leaving them with less autonomy and flexibility. These changes will also strain resources from school systems and higher education institutions that will be forced to reclassify a variety of non-teaching personnel such as school nurses, counselors, resident assistants, researchers and coaches.

“Millions of employers, including school systems, colleges and universities, have made it clear that the new overtime regulations will result in severe consequences when it goes into effect on December 1,” said Lisa Horn, Co-Chair of the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity. Horn continued, “The clock is ticking for employers and employees, so we urge Congress to move quickly to provide much needed relief to the nation’s educational institutions, small businesses, nonprofits, and local governments—all of which have expressed concern over the damage such a rule would inflict.”

The PPWO applauds the bipartisan efforts underway in Congress to address the overtime rule. The Partnership continues to support the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (S. 2707/H.R. 4773) and the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act (H.R. 5813).

PPWO sends support letter on H.R. 5813, the “Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act”

On August 3, 2016, the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity sent a letter of support to Rep. Kurt Schrader thanking him for the introduction of H.R. 5813, the “Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act.”  The bill would provide employers and employees important relief from the negative impacts of the Department of Labor’s final overtime rule.

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New Democrat bill on overtime regulation hits a nerve

PPWO sends letter House Committee on Appropriations

On July 13, 2016, the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity sent a letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey of the House Committee on Appropriations to thank them for including in the Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill a provision halting implementation of the Department of Labor’s final overtime rule.

You can read the letter here: PPWO Letter on Labor HHS Appropriations – 7-13-16

PPWO sends letter to House Small Business Committee

On June 23rd, the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity sent a letter to Chairman Chabot and Ranking Member Velázquez of the House Small Business Committee thanking them for holding a hearing entitled “Damaging Repercussions: DOL’s Overtime Rule, Small Employers, and their Employees,” and urging all the members of the Small Business Committee to cosponsor H.R. 4773, the “Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act”, which would require the Labor Department to conduct a detailed economic analysis before making dramatic changes to federal overtime pay requirements, and would prohibit any automatic increases.

 

You can read the letter here: PPWO Letter to the House Small Business Committee