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DOL's Overtime Fail

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The Department of Labor finalized new overtime rules in May with an implementation deadline of December 1, 2016. #DOLFail-ed to listen to the concerns of small businesses, nonprofit organizations, universities and public sector employers. #DOLFail-ed to consider negative consequences on career advancement. And #DOLFail-ed to account for real world economic impacts.

There is bipartisan concern in Congress about the negative impacts this drastic increase will have on small businesses, nonprofits and universities and only Congress has the power to work together to address these concerns.

Take action: Contact your member of Congress

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The Department of Labor’s overtime rules will put a new burden on families. With the potential for fewer hours and a loss of full-time benefits, including bonuses and other compensation incentives, families will be saddled with uncertainty. For some, that could mean the difference between taking a family vacation or not. 

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Under the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules, many full-time, salaried workers will soon find themselves filling out time cards and clocking their hours, as they slide back to part-time work. For many, this will mean an entirely new job description and change in workplace culture. The DOL’s overtime rules will make performance reviews less meaningful and eliminate incentives to work harder. 

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The Department of Labor’s overtime rules will destroy worker morale, causing people to lose pay if they have to clock in late. This will create headaches for families who already struggle to decide who will drop off and pick up their kids from school. 

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The Department of Labor’s new overtime rules will eliminate training and professional development opportunities for many workers, as middle management ranks will shrink. Employers will be unable to afford paying overtime to workers traveling for conferences, expos, or trade shows. Rather than helping workers advance their careers, the DOL’s overtime rules will hold workers back.

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Under the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules, new hires may find themselves less excited about their job offer than before. For both college graduates and other workers, the rules will mean accepting an hourly job, as full-time, professional careers will become more elusive. For those with student debt or other loans, this will create an uncertain future. 

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The Department of Labor’s overtime rules eliminate flexibility in the workplace. For those who will be reduced from a manager to an hourly worker, it could mean losing important benefits, like the ability to work from home. For some, this may mean spending less time with their families, or dealing with longer commutes.

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Take Action on Overtime

Ask your Senators to support relief from new overtime rules.

The House recently voted for a six-month delay in implementation of the new overtime rules. This is a significant step in bringing relief to retailers, but it's not over. The Senate now has a chance to vote on similar legislation. Contact your senators now.

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DOL’s new overtime rules are a massive failure. They are a failure of the regulatory process. They are a failure to listen. And, most of all, they are a failure to face reality. 

Rethinking Overtime
Rethinking Overtime study commissioned by NRF

An Oxford Economics study commissioned by NRF shows how overtime expansion would impact nearly 1.7 million retail and restaurant workers.