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ABC filed a letter July 23 with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) requesting an extension of the comment period on the department’s Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD) Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees proposed rulemaking. Commonly referred to as “the overtime proposal,” the notice of proposed rulemaking was issued June 30. 

In its letter, ABC requested that WHD grant a 60-day extension to Nov. 3, 2015, for submitting written comments in response to the overtime proposal.

In its letter, ABC cautioned that “the current timeframe for submitting written comments is insufficient, and a denial of our request will substantially impede ABC’s ability to receive and process member feedback.”

The Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity, a coalition of business groups including ABC, also submitted a request for an extension to DOL.

ABC will be submitting comments on the proposed rule and is asking for feedback from ABC members. Please share your feedback on how the proposal will affect your business here.