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NEWS | NSBA Joins PPWO in DOL Letter Requesting OT Comment Extension

More time is needed to analyze and respond to the proposed changes for overtime pay exemptions.

This week, NSBA joined the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity (PPWO) and 107 organizations on a letter to the Department of Labor (DOL) requesting a 60-day extension to the comment period for its proposed changes to “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees (RIN 1235-AA39).”

These latest revisions would entitle millions of workers who are now exempt from overtime requirements to time and a half pay when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek.

Additionally, this DOL proposal would raise the salary test from its current $35,568 level to $55,068 as the annual salary threshold. Employees below this new level working more than 40 hours in a workweek will remain eligible for overtime pay.

Given the magnitude of this rule, an additional sixty days is reasonable and will ensure WHD will receive meaningful information, such as more accurate and informative comments and better understand how the economy and workers will be impacted by the changes being considered.

Read the full letter here, submit comments here, and follow NSBA as we track the latest from the DOL.


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