This bill would delay the implementation of the Obama administration’s overtime rule that makes more salaried employees eligible for overtime pay until June 1, 2017. Under current law, the rule is slated to take effect on December 1, 2016 and would raise the maximum salary a person can receive while earning overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476.The Dept. of Labor released the final version of this rule on May 18, 2016.
What is House Bill H.R. 6094?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 6094
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) introduced this bill because he believes that Congress has “an urgent responsibility to act” in the face of a pending regulation that will “hurt the very people it’s intended to help.” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) called the overtime rule an “absolute disaster” for businesses that would hurt the economy:
“By mandating overtime pay at a much higher salary threshold, many small businesses and nonprofits will be unable to afford skilled workers and be forced to eliminate salaried positions, complete with benefits, altogether.”
The Obama administration released a statement saying that if the bill were to reach the president’s desk, it would be vetoed because it’d “endanger a critical step toward promoting higher pay” by delaying the overtime rule:
“While this bill seeks to delay implementation, the real goal is clear — delay and then deny overtime pay to workers. With a strong economy and labor market, now is a good time for employers to provide these essential protections for workers, who cannot afford to wait.”
This legislation has the support of 74 cosponsors in the House, including 73 Republicans and one Democrat.
Media:Summary by Eric Revell
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Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act
To provide for a 6-month delay in the effective date of a rule of the Department of Labor relating to income thresholds for determining overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house Passed September 29th, 2016Roll Call Vote 246 Yea / 177 Nay
Committee on Education and LaborIntroducedSeptember 21st, 2016
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