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house Bill H.R. 6094

Does the Rule to Raise the Overtime Threshold for Salaried Employees Need to be Delayed?

Argument in favor

The Obama administration’s overtime rule could be very disruptive for businesses, so delaying its implementation by seven months will give the private sector and lawmakers a chance to adjust.

WesGant's Opinion
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09/29/2016
The regulation reflects deep economic ignorance. All this will do is lower salaries up front and add compliance costs, with no guaranteed benefit to anyone. Pay and benefits are the responsibility of the employee and employer, not the business of the federal govt.
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Loraki's Opinion
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09/28/2016
Yes, delay this permanently. The overtime rule is more Democommie federal Nanny State overreach. Employees are capable of negotiating for themselves, or they would be, if they weren't "educated" (indoctrinated is more like it) under Common Core! According to Countable: 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.” https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/legislative/sap/114/saphr6094r_20160927.pdf This legislation has the support of 74 cosponsors in the House, including 73 Republicans and one Democrat. https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/6094/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hr6094%22%5D%7D&resultIndex=1
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operaman's Opinion
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09/28/2016
Let's sit on this bill until our next Congress and President can look at it. Why dig into a problem to then dig our way out. This bill stinks anyway.
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Argument opposed

This bill is going nowhere because President Obama is going to veto it. Why would he allow Congress to delay one of his regulations until after he leaves office?

SouthernGal's Opinion
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09/29/2016
Overtime rules should not be delayed. The people need this pay. Maybe y'all should put a cap on executive pay instead.
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Michael777's Opinion
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09/29/2016
President Obama, please veto this wretched bill! Also, to everyone who voted yay to this bill: Please stop giving us this "government is the problem, not the solution" BULLS***! Here is the fact: Overtime pay in America has not been raised in more than A DECADE! What fuc****, selfish ignoramuses would want to delay an increase in overtime pay for hardworking American workers? Republican butt-wipes in Congress, that is for sure.
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PeteGallina's Opinion
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09/29/2016
Many companies need to stop working their employees for longer hours than were agreed to. Full time is not all time. If you can't afford to pay overtime to these people than you shouldn't be asking them to work extra.
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    The regulation reflects deep economic ignorance. All this will do is lower salaries up front and add compliance costs, with no guaranteed benefit to anyone. Pay and benefits are the responsibility of the employee and employer, not the business of the federal govt.
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    Overtime rules should not be delayed. The people need this pay. Maybe y'all should put a cap on executive pay instead.
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    President Obama, please veto this wretched bill! Also, to everyone who voted yay to this bill: Please stop giving us this "government is the problem, not the solution" BULLS***! Here is the fact: Overtime pay in America has not been raised in more than A DECADE! What fuc****, selfish ignoramuses would want to delay an increase in overtime pay for hardworking American workers? Republican butt-wipes in Congress, that is for sure.
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    Many companies need to stop working their employees for longer hours than were agreed to. Full time is not all time. If you can't afford to pay overtime to these people than you shouldn't be asking them to work extra.
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    Yes, delay this permanently. The overtime rule is more Democommie federal Nanny State overreach. Employees are capable of negotiating for themselves, or they would be, if they weren't "educated" (indoctrinated is more like it) under Common Core! According to Countable: 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.” https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/legislative/sap/114/saphr6094r_20160927.pdf This legislation has the support of 74 cosponsors in the House, including 73 Republicans and one Democrat. https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/6094/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hr6094%22%5D%7D&resultIndex=1
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    The justification for this bill makes little sense to me. Suggesting that paying people for work would cause employers to terminate them is like severing one's nose to spite one's face. The change in the level for overtime pay does remove a trace of unpaid servitude that some employers have been using to obtain "free work".
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    My roommate is paid salary and his job works him WELL beyond 40 hours a week, sometimes even 70 hours, and he doesn't get paid for the extra time and work he puts in. This law is a law of fairness and there should be no delay.
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    Salaried employees working far more than a 40 hour work week deserve to be compensated extra for that time, especially when colleagues working the same job may be receiving the same pay but working fewer hours. People should be compensated for their extra work.
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    That's a business decision not a govt one
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    Let's sit on this bill until our next Congress and President can look at it. Why dig into a problem to then dig our way out. This bill stinks anyway.
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    Yes the worker took the job at that pay - why should there be a mandatory raise?
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    Government is the problem not the solution! If government would get out of the way the economy would be 1000% better than it is. If the government would get out of the way we would have more jobs available than workers to do them! When employers have to compete for employees things go better for the employees. Nothing in the constitution puts the federal government in charge of labor or business.
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    Once again, I'd LOVE to see Congress focus on issues that will help the United States instead of meddling in individuals state affairs!
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    Stop forcing people to do things. We are capable of handling our own lives
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    Obama's increase of overtime wages will only pressure employer's to make cutbacks to other expenses like paid leave and medical care. Employers will be burden will even more hour-tracking regulation and employees won't be able to effectively compete anymore. No longer can the most determined employee work longer hours to show his boss his dedication to the job,possibly getting ahead and receiving a promotion.
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    This needs to go into effect ASAP. Don't deny workers better wages!
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    I am a healthcare worker (FNP) in a federally qualified rural heath center. We have historically had a very difficult time recruiting and retaining licensed professional staff. To save money the admin of our clinic "salaried" all the licensed staff almost 12 years ago. We have not seen one penny in the form of a raise since then we also have not hired a single new licensed staff member. None of us puts in less than 10 hrs of an 8 HR salaried shift. Since we are an FQHC we get funding to hire temps/locums who are paid at a rate that is double our salary and they see half the patients per day that we do. I would like to see some legislation/regulations that would disallow the use of federal funds in this manner as I feel it is unfair and does not promote stable workforce in rural healthcare.
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    Makes about as much economic sense as a $15 minimum wage. Let's just fix everything and raise the minimum wage to $50 an hour. Three problems solved. 1: Those remaining workers will be paid well, unfortunately there will be very few. 2: Obama and the progressives will gain more control / votes with lifetime unemployment rolls. 3: Union workers will get their automatic pay raises per contract, again, unfortunately there will be fewer workers here too. Socialist Utopia! While we're at it let's throw in debt free college! There will be a lot of people with free time....thanks Hillary!
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    Salaried employees deserve to be paid overtime now. This is money they will most likely spend and put back into the economy. This bill is an attempt to see who will control the government after the election so that if Republicans are in control they can quash this rule altogether. Nothing more.
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    And then shot down the government has been involved way too much in private business and our economy has suffered because of it. Leave people alone and the the free market handle it
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