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On May 25, ABC joined the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, urging Acting Secretary Julie Su to abandon or at least postpone issuance of its anticipated proposed rulemaking that would alter overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The letter includes signatures from over 100 organizations.

Even though the COVID-19 public health emergency has been lifted, concerns with supply chain disruptions, workforce shortages, inflationary pressures and the shifting dynamics of the American workforce persist, and any rule change now would threaten a particularly vulnerable and recovering economy, the letter reads.

Further, as many employees moved to remote, hybrid or part-time work following the COVID-19 pandemic, compliance changes to overtime regulation will be increasingly difficult on employers, specifically when monitoring nonexempt employees.

The PPWO is a coalition of associations, businesses and other stakeholders representing employers with millions of employees across the country in almost every industry.