The National Association of Home Builders seeks to delay and modify the Department of Labor overtime rule.
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More than 400 business owners across the country are appealing to Congress to delay the implementation of the Department of Labor’s recent rule on overtime pay, which is set to double the overtime salary limit from $23,660 to $47,476 on December 1st.

On October 14th, the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity (which includes the National Association of Home Builders as a partner) sent a letter to the chairman of the Senate Committee on Health Education, Labor, and Pensions, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) in support of his Overtime Reform and Review Act (S. 3464), which would create a five-year phase-in period of the new overtime salary and eliminate overtime increases.

Such a huge jump in the overtime threshold in such a short period of time could actually hurt a significant number of the workers the rule was meant to help. Many small business owners would be forced to scale back on pay and benefits, as well as cut workers’ hours.

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