WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits Randy Johnson today issued the following statement on the introduction of the “Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act”:
“We would like to thank Chairmen Alexander, Kline, and Walberg and Senator Scott for introducing this legislation, which will stop the Department of Labor’s misguided proposed overtime regulation from going forward and sets out the conditions for reissuing a new overtime proposal. The Department of Labor’s final regulation is now pending at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Many employers, including those in the private sector, the non-profit sector, and state and local governments, will be adversely affected by the Department’s proposal as will many employees and customers.
“The Chamber submitted extensive comments critical of the Department’s rulemaking and held a forum on February 1 documenting the many problems behind the rhetoric. We hope that the ‘Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act’ moves forward in the Congress and that OMB will review the Department’s proposal very carefully.”