March 17, 2016 – (Washington, D.C.) The National Restaurant Association today applauded legislation seeking to prevent controversial changes by the Department of Labor (DOL) to the federal overtime laws.
“The Department of Labor’s proposed rules would radically change industry standards and negatively impact employees,” said Angelo Amador, Senior Vice President and Regulatory Counsel for the National Restaurant Association. “Supporters say they want to increase Americans’ take-home pay, but these questionable changes would limit employment and advancement opportunities in the restaurant industry and beyond.”
The Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act would delay publication of DOL’s final rule and require the department to first conduct an economic impact analysis. The Senate and House companion bills were introduced in response to concerns raised by stakeholders, including the NRA and 1,500 restaurant operators who filed comments with the DOL.
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises more than 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 14.4 million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We operate the industry’s largest trade show (NRA Show May 21-24, 2016, in Chicago); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF’s ProStart); as well as the Kids LiveWell program promoting healthful kids’ menu options. For more information, visit Restaurant.org.
SOURCE: National Restaurant Association