This is Utah SHRM Legal-mail no. 2016-7 prepared for Salt Lake SHRM, the Human Resources Association of Central Utah (HRACU), the Northern Utah Human Resources Association (NUHRA), the Color Country Human Resources Association (CCHRA), the Bridgerland Society for Human Resource Management and Utah at-large members of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
- NATIONAL SHRM LEGISLATIVE ALERT RE: 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 proposed dramatic changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. SHRM welcomes 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) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN).
To help make sure the HR voice is heard, we are looking to our key advocates to 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:
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The dramatic increase in the proposed salary level will result in many professional employees being reclassified to non-exempt hourly employees, resulting in less workplace flexibility and forcing employees to closely track their hours.
While DOL did not offer a specific proposal to modify the duties tests, the department suggested it is considering making some changes. The dramatic increase to the salary level proposed by DOL coupled with almost any changes to the duties test will create many challenges for employers and employees.
SHRM will be alerting its full membership of this critical legislation in the coming days, and urging them to contact their members of Congress and raise the HR voice.
For more information, please contact Meredith Nethercutt, SHRM’s senior associate for member advocacy, at Meredith.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks in advance for participating in this critical call to action.