Teaming Up to Protect the Bottom-line of Business Owners

Apr 14, 2016

us-capital.jpgNASGW is joining the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) and over 100 other national and state organizations to support legislation encouraging the US House and Senate to oppose, or to at least improve, the Department of Labor’s proposed changes to regulations governing which employees must be paid overtime. These regulations would impact any business owner, including our wholesale, manufacturing, sales, and service members. The bill in question is H.R. 4773, the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (and a corresponding bill in the Senate). 

H.R. 4773 would require the U.S. Department of Labor to perform a detailed impact analysis prior to implementing changes to the exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees (the “white collar exemptions ding ”) under the Fair Labor Standard Act’s overtime pay requirements.

We strongly encourage you to submit comments on this important issue. The public comment process is the last chance to have an impact on the proposed new overtime regulations. While NAW has submitted comments, it will be far more meaningful for federal officials to hear directly from NASGW member businesses that will be negatively impacted by the new regulations.

It is very easy to send comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and/or your Members of Congress. The Partnership to Protect Workplace has set up a “grass roots portal” on its website. 

Go to: 

http://protectingopportunity.org/take-action/

Click on the “Business” button and proceed though the easy-to-follow steps, first for sending a letter to OMB regarding the DoL regulation, and then for sending letters to your Federal legislators in support of the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act

CLICK HERE To read the coalition letter being sent to our representatives and to learn more about the potential impacts on your business from the proposed overtime rules changes.

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