Please contact your member of Congress todayregarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) recent overtime proposal. Time is of the essence to halt a plan that could do our industry great harm.
If this proposal goes forward, you may have to pay overtime to employees who are now exempt. In fact, we estimate over 116,000 construction supervisors would become overtime eligible under this proposal, which could take effect as soon as this summer.
The new rule would double the federal overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $50,440, and, for the first time ever, index the salary threshold to inflation. This would mean that for any employees earning less than $970 per week, you would need to track their hours worked and pay overtime. This could force many small builders to scale back on pay and benefits, as well as cutting hours to avoid overtime requirements.
We are working on a solution, but need your help. The Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (Senate bill S.2707 and House bill H.R.4773) would force the DOL to withdraw this proposal until it has considered the economic effects of nearly doubling the overtime threshold. We need you to ask your member of Congress to co-sponsor and support this bill.
Please send the following to your representative and senator: