Lighthouse Update on Important Federal Issues
Friday, May 6, 2016
Posted by: Jennifer Addington
Lighthouse Update on Important Federal
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.
the AmericanHort-Voter Voice grassroots action site to send a letter to your
elected officials urging support for these bills.