The Department of Labor’s (DOL) final overtime rule, with an impending implementation date of December 1st, presents big challenges for restaurant owners across the country. Congress has proposed legislation that would provide a six-month delay in the implementation date of DOL's overtime rule.
Click here to tell your legislators to support this delay.
In May 2016, DOL made drastic changes to the federal overtime regulations, which include more than doubling the salary threshold to be considered an exempt employee from $23,660 annually/$455 per week to $47,476 annually/$913 per week), resulting in greatly limited workplace flexibility and increased labor costs for restaurants across the country. Implementation begins December 1, 2016.
What can you do?
Congress has proposed a common sense solution that will delay the DOL overtime rule for six months. The "Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act” would be extremely helpful as employers attempt to comply with the new regulation and absorb its impact.
Act now and urge your legislators to co-sponsor H.R. 6094, the “Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act.”