NATSO currently is seeking member help in collecting information about employee wages and duties so that the association can submit public comments on the Department of Labor's proposed rule governing which employees are eligible for overtime pay.
The proposal could have a significant impact on NATSO members by greatly expanding the number of employees required to receive overtime pay for time worked in excess of 40 hours per week. NATSO's written comments will help ensure that regulators consider the truckstop industry's unique attributes as they develop final regulations.
Specifically, the Department of Labor’s proposal would:
- Increase the minimum salary threshold for overtime eligibility to $970/week ($50,440/year).
- Raise the annual compensation threshold (where all employees earning more than this salary per year are very likely exempt from overtime pay) to $122,148/year.
- Automatically adjust these thresholds annually to account for inflation.
- Not change the so-called “duties test” that governs what types of activities exempt employees (those making more than the applicable salary threshold) are able to do as part of their jobs to still be exempt. The DOL has indicated that it is considering changes to the duties test, however, which could have a significant detrimental impact on NATSO members.
Members interested in finding out more information about the proposal and providing feedback on the rule's potential effects should contact NATSO’s Legislative and Regulatory Counsel David Fialkov at email@example.com.
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