Grassroots Comments Delivered to DOL

Over the past two weeks, the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity delivered to the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor 534 comments requesting a 60-day extension to the comment period on the Department’s proposed rulemaking altering the overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Employers from a variety of different companies, organizations, and higher education institutions submitted the comments, demonstrating that businesses and nonprofits across the country understand the serious consequences this proposal will have and that the current time period does not provide adequate time to analyze the rulemaking.

Only extensive outreach will get the Department to extend the comment period. Please continue to reach out to your members of Congress and the Department through our grassroots portal.