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Luetkemeyer Supports Bill to Delay Department of Labor Overtime Rule

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Washington, September 29, 2016 | comments
Today, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) supported legislation to help keep more money in Americans’ pockets and voted to delay the Department of Labor’s overtime rule.
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Today, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) supported legislation to help keep more money in Americans’ pockets and voted to delay the Department of Labor’s overtime rule.

Earlier this year, the Department of Labor finalized a rule that would double the salary threshold for overtime pay eligibility to $47,476 per year.

“While increasing overtime eligibility for workers may sound like a good idea, the reality of this executive action is far worse as it does more harm than good,” Luetkemeyer said. “This is the latest in a long line of regulations from the Administration that have negatively affected small businesses, schools, non-profits, local governments, and their employees. Increasing the overtime threshold by such a drastic amount and in such a short period of time will force employers to decrease hours, move workers from salary to hourly pay, and in some cases, eliminate positions altogether. It’s yet another example of bureaucrats failing to understand the unintended consequences of their actions.”

H.R. 6094, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act delays the effective date of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule for six months.

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