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House Passes Bill to Delay Overtime Rule

By Michelle High

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 246-177 to delay the implementation of the Department of Labor’s new rule which raises the salary level for exemption from overtime pay from an existing threshold of $455 per week to $913 per week. The new rule is currently scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  Numerous business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor opposing the significant increase.  In addition, a lawsuit challenging the new rule has been filed against the U.S. Department of Labor by twenty-one (21) states.

House Resolution 6094, introduced by Republican representative Tim Walberg, seeks to delay implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule for an additional six (6) months.  According to statements made by Walberg, he and others agree that the country’s overtime rules need to be updated.  However, he believes that lawmakers need to Continue reading

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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill to Block Certain NLRB Actions Until Recess Appointments Issue is Resolved

By Edwin S. Hopson

On April 12, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1120 which would require the National Labor Relations Board to cease all activity that requires a three-Member quorum until the legality of President Obama’s recess appointments to the NLRB is resolved by the courts or a proper quorum is obtained through Senate confirmation of the President’s nominees to the Board.

In all likelihood, the measure will not pass in the Democrat-controlled Senate.