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OSPCA, others call for impacted industries to be heard in overtime exemptions

Written on Jan 28, 2022

In response to President Biden’s administration’s efforts to revive overtime mandates, OSCPA has signed a letter with more than 100 other employer organizations urging impacted industries be heard.  

The Jan. 25 letter has been sent to Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh urging the Department of Labor to hold stakeholder meetings before the development and issuance of its anticipated proposed rulemaking on the “white collar” exemptions to the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

“This will be a significant rulemaking with respect to cost, difficulty in implementation and impact on the workforce, particularly given the current acute labor shortages,” the letter states. “Our organizations urge DOL to follow past precedents and hold meetings with the regulated community to obtain input on the potential impact of any changes to the overtime exemption requirements.”  

OSCPA has long advocated for members on this issue as part of the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity – most recently when the Obama Administration made efforts to significantly expand overtime applications to white collar jobs.