In my March 18th blog I discussed the latest on the “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees”. It has been submitted for executive review with the Office of Management and Budget and we are hoping to hear something in 30 to 60 days. Well, the Republican lawmakers were also discussing this rule update on March 18th and they introduced legislation that would require the Labor Secretary to nullify this “controversial proposed rule.” The bill, H.R. 4773 Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act, was introduced by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Representative Tim Walberg (R-Mich.). The measure also would require the Secretary to conduct a specified economic analysis on employers before promulgating any substantially similar rule. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. So now the battle begins as to who will win out and what will the final ruling look like. I will keep you posted.
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