NAED Opposes Proposed Changes to Overtime Regulations

NAED Opposes Proposed Changes to Overtime Regulations

The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED), as a participant of the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity, submitted a letter Thursday to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections expressing concerns with the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed changes to regulations on overtime.

“The proposed changes are another example of aggressive federal regulators trying to impose a combative, early 20th century set of rules on a 21st century workplace where workers value flexibility and cooperation with employers,” said Ed Orlet, NAED’s Vice President of Government Affairs. “The workplace is fundamentally changing in a way that renders the old ways of regulating workplace relationships meaningless.”

The U.S. Department of Labor proposes increasing (more than doubling) the salary levels required for the white collar exemptions and the highly-compensated exemption and annual automatic updating of those levels. The PPWO says the increase is unnecessary and would have negative consequences for employees, employers and the economy, and suggests the Department take a more measured approach.

Over 40 organizations signed the letter, submitted to the House Subcommittee in anticipation of the hearing on the proposed overtime regulation. Click here to read the letter.

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