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On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, GCCA was joined by 109 coalition partners in sending a letter to the Department of Labor (DOL) requesting a stakeholder meeting prior to the development and issuance of its anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) on the “exemption of bona fide executive, administrative, and professional employees from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime requirements” (also known as the “white-collar” exemptions). In the Fall 2021 Regulatory Agenda, DOL’s Wage and Hour Division announced its plans to issue an NPRM modifying the white-collar overtime exemptions in April 2022. 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 coalition feels DOL would benefit from hearing stakeholder insights into the current economic environment and the practical implications certain policies could have on the economy, workers, and the employer community.
Read the full letter HERE.