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Overtime Rule Update Spurs Industry Groups to Push DOL for Input

Jan. 25, 2022, 5:34 PM

More than 100 business and industry groups are urging the U.S. Department of Labor to seek public input before it releases a highly anticipated rule to update overtime pay regulations that is expected to extend time-and-a-half wages to more workers.

Previous administrations held stakeholder meetings when updating federal overtime pay eligibility rules, and the agency would benefit from receiving feedback on how a proposed rule change could affect the economy, the groups—including the National Retail Federation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce—said in a letter to Labor Secretary Marty Walsh.

“The labor markets today are very different than when both ...