ISSAlert February 24, 2016

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Voice Your Concern Over Proposed Changes to Overtime Regulations Today!

February 24, 2016                                         Contact: Bill Balek

Unless industry gets active in its opposition, the U.S. Department of Labor will finalize by July 2016 its proposed sweeping changes to the overtime regulations that would have a substantial and adverse impact on ISSA members across the country. 

Therefore, ISSA encourages its members to contact your U.S. Representatives and Senators and express your strong opposition to the proposed cumbersome and costly changes to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime regulations. 

Click below for an easy way to contact your members of Congress about this important issue.

Please click here to take action now!

Background.  Under the FLSA, there is a two-part test in order to exempt an employee from overtime pay eligibility. First, the employee has to earn over a certain amount per week/year; and second, the employee has to hold a position that falls within what is known as a “white collar” exemption where the employee performs duties that are executive, administrative, or professional in nature. This second qualification is known as the “duties test.”

The proposed rule seeks to increase the salary threshold from $455/week ($23,660 annually) to $970/week ($50,440 annually). High compensated employees salary level is also increased from $100,000/year to $122,148/year. The proposal also seeks to establish a mechanism for salary thresholds to be adjusted automatically as a function of inflation or a certain percentage of salaried workers.

Act Now.  Please click HERE for an easy way to contact your U.S. congressional representatives and express your opposition to the proposed changes to the overtime regulations.

ISSA thanks you in advance for taking the time to contact your Representative and Senators on this topic that is critical to the U.S. business community.