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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW: Committee to Examine Consequences of Administration’s Overtime Rule

On Thursday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “The Administration’s Overtime Rule and Its Consequences for Workers, Students, Nonprofits, and Small Businesses.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

In May, the Department of Labor finalized a controversial new rule doubling the salary threshold under which employees qualify for overtime. Concerns have been raised that the rule will lead to fewer jobs, stifle workplace flexibility, and limit opportunities to climb the economic ladder. Additionally, the rule failed to simplify the existing maze of overtime regulations that routinely results in unnecessary litigation. Members will discuss how the department’s action will impact workers and young Americans, as well as the ability of small businesses, nonprofits, and colleges and universities to provide important services in their communities.

To learn more about the hearing, visit edworkforce.house.gov.

 

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