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PPWO Urges DOL to Delay Implementation of Overtime Final Rule Pending Judicial Review

On June 12, the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity and 95 other employer organizations sent a letter to the Department of Labor urging the agency to delay implementation of its overtime final rule pending judicial review.

The following can be attributed to PPWO spokesperson Josh Ulman: 

“There are currently four legal challenges to the Department of Labor’s overtime rule in various federal courts, leaving the rule in legal jeopardy. Despite this legal uncertainty, the rule is currently slated to go into effect on July 1. Implementation of the rule will be costly for both the employer community and the Department, while many workers will face serious repercussions from the rule, including loss of benefits, flexible work arrangements, and workplace status. These consequences should not be made lightly. DOL should, therefore, delay implementation of the final rule to allow the courts the opportunity to consider its legality before the impacted communities are forced to bear its costs.”