Federal Spotlight: ABI signs letter opposing DOL overtime change
April 7, 2016
Legislation currently under consideration by Congress would stop a Department of Labor proposal to change the salary threshold under which employees would have to be paid overtime for hours worked beyond 40 per week. The legislation, known as the “Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act,” has received support from many employers and business groups, including the U.S. Chamber, which has written a letter to members to Congress advocating for the bill. ABI has also signed the letter urging Congress to act. Click here to read the letter.
The current salary threshold under which employees would have to be paid overtime is $23,660, but the DOL has proposed increasing it to $50,440. This would have a significant impact on employers, who would be faced with difficult decisions about whether to reclassify millions of employees to nonexempt status or increase their salaries to keep them exempt. Learn more about the proposal and efforts to defeat it here.