Stop the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule

In July 2015, President Obama’s DOL proposed raising the overtime rule salary threshold to $50,440 a year, a 110% increase. This would force employers to pay overtime rates to all salaried workers who earn less than $50,440 a year – effectively turning 5 million workers into hourly employees. Expected to be finalized later this year, the DOL’s new overtime rule will raise labor costs and restrict the growth of businesses, particularly small businesses employing a high number of hourly and seasonal workers operating in the restaurant, retail, and manufacturing industries.

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Stop the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule

Background: In March 2014, President Obama directed the Department of Labor (DOL) to significantly reform overtime regulations affecting salary exempt employees under the Fair Labor…

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U.S. District Court Halts Overtime Rule Just in the Nick of Time

The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas halted the implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule just as it was…

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Business Owner Sentinel Strategy Call 10/19/16

Yesterday, conservative business owners from across the country joined together for our monthly Heritage Action Sentinel Strategy call. During the call we discussed ongoing legislative efforts to…

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Phasing in the Overtime Rule is No Victory for Small Businesses

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule is scheduled to take effect on December 1st and has many small businesses scrambling to find a…

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Delay the Overtime Rule

Guest Blog: Gloria Taylor Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act (H.R. 6094) by a…

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Delay Obama’s Devastating Overtime Rule

Washington — On Thursday, the House is likely to vote on the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act (H.R. 6094). The bill,…

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3 Ways Obama’s New Overtime Rule Will Hurt Employees

By Rachel Greszler, Heritage Foundation senior policy analyst in economics and entitlements In an alleged attempt to increase the income of certain salaried employees, the…

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Facing High Labor Costs From Minimum Wage Hikes, Chicago Restaurant Closes

By Leah Jessen, News Reporter for the Daily Signal A Chicago restaurant abruptly closed this week, with ownership blaming the “rapidly changing labor market” and…

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Full-Repeal of DOL’s Overtime Rule is the Right Approach

Last week, Representative Kurt Schrader (D-OR) introduced a bill to delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule that raises the threshold…

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New DOL Overtime Rule Creates Rift Between Employers and Employees

Last week, President Obama’s Department of Labor (DOL) finalized its new overtime rule making roughly 4.2 million salary exempt American employees eligible to receive overtime…

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Department of Labor Continues Attack Against Business Owners, Employees

Press Release:  Washington – This morning, the Department of Labor issued its new, finalized overtime rule affecting salary exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards…

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Federal Regulations Cost over $62 Billion so far in 2016

As of January 1, 2016, federal regulators finalized 112 new rules totaling $62.73 billion in compliance costs and over 14 million hours in paperwork. Last…

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DOL May Lower Threshold for New Overtime Rule

Last week, anonymous sources close to the Department of Labor (DOL) reported the new overtime rule threshold for salary exempt workers may be lowered from…

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DOL’s Overtime and Fiduciary Rules under Fire

President Obama’s Department of Labor (DOL) is rushing to finalize its new “overtime rule” by this summer, just a few months before a new administration…

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