NCLR Comments on The Department of Labor’s Proposed Overtime Rule

Regulatory Comment

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) strongly supports the Wage and Hour Division’s proposal to update the salary level test for determining exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Latino workers and their families will disproportionately benefit from this proposed rule. Latinos are overrepresented among workers earning less than $50,000 per year and in industries and states projected to be most affected by the rule change. The Department of Labor’s proposed update to the salary threshold for determining eligibility for overtime pay comes at a critical time when the current salary threshold no longer protects low- and moderate-earning workers from working long hours without fair compensation. An outdated salary threshold holds workers back and keeps many hard workers in poverty, despite working long hours.Letter from NCLR’s Affiliate Network


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