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Lighthouse Update on Important Federal Issues

Friday, May 6, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jennifer Addington
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Lighthouse Update on Important Federal Issues

 

We've heard from many members concerned with proposed overtime changes from the Obama Administration. This issue illustrates the importance of the lighthouse program and the strength we achieve when leveraging our influence by combining our voice with others.

 

Hundreds of Organizations Push Back on Overtime Rule

 By: Davi Bowen

 

AmericanHort and the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity (PPWO) continue to advocate and support legislation that would require the Labor Department to conduct a detailed economic analysis before making expected dramatic changes to federal overtime pay requirements. AmericanHort and more than 330 other national, regional, state, and local organizations joined in signing letters urging Members of Congress to cosponsor and support S. 2707 and H.R. 4773, the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act. The legislation would require the DOL to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the impact on career development and workplace flexibility and on small businesses, nonprofits, and local governments before moving forward with its proposed changes.

 

  "Labor Department's proposal would not only result in an estimated cost of $8.4 billion per year, but will reduce opportunity and flexibility for millions of executive, professional, and administrative employees-particularly those at the beginning of their career. Statements by DOL officials suggest the Department plans to ignore the tens of thousands of comments asking it to reconsider the proposal. As a result, Congress must act and force the department to examine more closely the impact of the drastic and immediate increase and consider less harmful alternatives," said Lisa Horn, a spokeswoman for the PPWO coalition.

 

Visit the AmericanHort-Voter Voice grassroots action site to send a letter to your elected officials urging support for these bills.

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