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May

05

Legislative Alert — New DOL Overtime Rules

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!   


As you know, the Department of Labor (DOL) has issued dramatic changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. The Texas Association of Staffing supports 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), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and John Cornyn (R-TX).  Unfortunately, we do not have enough co-sponsors at this time to pass this important legislation, so we need your help in getting more sponsors.

To help make sure your business’ voice is heard, urge your 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 industry sectors;
  • Prohibit automatic increases in the new rule’
  • Ensure that any proposed changes to the duties test receive proper scrutiny through the formal notice and comment process

This legislation must be passed within 60 days or the current DOL directives will become law under executive order.  We have prepared the attached sample letter for you to personalize with your Congressional leader’s information and a personal story if you choose.

Thank you for making your voice heard!

Pam Bratton, Legislative Chair
Texas Association of Staffing

Overtime rule Sample Letter.docx