On July 26, the Department of Labor issued a request for information to aid in formulating a proposal to revise the final overtime rule published in May 2016. The 2016 rule was prevented from going into effect by a federal judge in Texas. Now the Department of Labor is proceeding with a new notice to comment in order to gain information from the public on how the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) could be updated in a less controversial way.
Last year, the Alliance Public Policy and Mobilization Office was deeply involved with the administration in this process, with our comments being included and linked in the final rule. We also brought Alliance members to a meeting with the Office of Management and Budget to discuss how the rule could be updated without harming the nonprofit sector. Building on this, the Alliance will be submitting comments informed by our membership on these newly proposed questions. Alliance policy staff will work with the Alliance Peer Exchange (APEX) group on human resource to prepare comments.
If you would like to be involved, join the human resources APEX group on myAlliance or by email Jennifer Ralston at the Alliance.
The National Council of Nonprofits has published this helpful overview on the request for information.