SHRM Urges Action from Members

Posted by Charles Middleton on 04/05/2016

Ask your Members of Congress to Cosponsor Legislation (S. 2707/H.R. 4773) to Nullify Current FLSA Overtime Rule and Send Rule Back for a New Economic Analysis!   

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued proposed dramatic changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. SHRM welcomes the introduction of the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (S. 2707/H.R. 4773), introduced by Representatives Tim Walberg (R-MI) and John Kline (R-MN), and Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN).

SHRM asks that SHRM members urge  members of Congress to support S. 2707 and H.R. 4773, the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act.

Specifically, this reasonable legislation would:

  • Require the DOL to perform an economic analysis of how changes to overtime regulations will impact nonprofits, small businesses, and employers in other vulnerable industry sectors before issuing a new rule.
  • Prohibit automatic increases in any new rule.
  • Ensure that any proposed changes to the duties test can be reviewed by the public through the formal notice and comment process prior to finalization.

For more information, please contact Meredith Nethercutt, SHRM’s senior associate for member advocacy, at [email protected].

Thanks in advance for participating in this critical call to action.