SHRM Testifies AGAIN in Congress on the Overtime Rule

By Kelly Hastings Jul 1, 2016
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SHRM Advocacy Team and Labor Panel member Christine Walters testified on June 23 before the House Small Business Committee on how changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations will impact employers and employees. Waters is the fourth SHRM witness to testify on the overtime rule this year! 

Waters appeared before the Committee to discuss how changes to the FLSA overtime regulations impact her small business clients, including nonprofits, as well as the impact on employees. In addition, she expressed SHRM’s concerns with the final overtime rule, suggesting that the salary threshold increase of 100% is too far and too fast. SHRM continues to support an increase to the salary threshold, but an increase similar to previous updates that takes into account industry and regional differences.

SHRM continues to be the voice of HR on this critical workplace issue. More than 100 SHRM members advocated on the overtime rule while visiting congressional offices to explain our 21st Century Workplace Principles during the SHRM Annual Conference. In addition, SHRM chairs the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity, made up of more than 85 official members including business organizations, colleges and universities, nonprofits and state and local governments and others opposed to the final overtime rule. 
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