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Advocacy Alert: Delay of DOL Overtime Rule


November 29, 2016

A federal judge granted an emergency preliminary injunction to delay implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime regulation set to take effect this week on December 1st. The finalized regulations establish a new minimum salary threshold of $47,476 per year, for certain employees. This constitutes a 100% increase in the salary threshold for overtime eligibility. The judge noted, "[d]ue to the approaching effective date of the Final Rule, the Court's ability to render a meaningful decision on the merits is in jeopardy." The injunction will remain in place while the "Court determines the department's authority to make the Final Rule as well as the Final Rule's validity."

Republicans in both the House of Representatives and the Senate have been working on plans to overturn the regulation including action under the Congressional Review Act and a legislative phase in. 

While teachers are exempt from this provision, other district employees would be included if and when it takes effect.

NYSSBA and NSBA have advocated for a delay in the implementation of this provision. Letters on this topic can be read below.

NYSSBA will keep you up to date as there are further developments.


President-Elect Trump Announces Nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education

Last week the President-Elect announced his nomination for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, a Michigan based education advocate with ties to the school choice industry. NYSSBA and NSBA will be following the nomination and confirmation process and will provide additional information as it becomes available  

Hear more about the new administration's education policies during NYSSBA's 2017 Preview Webinar and at the National Advocacy Institute, January 29-31.


Save the Date - NYSSBA Capital Conference

Registration will be opening shortly for the 2017 Capital Conference. This year, the event will be held on February 12th and 13th. Be sure to save the date now!

  • Enjoy a NEW conference location -- the New York State Museum and housing at the Renaissance Albany Hotel.
  • Hear informative speakers on Sunday with a special dinner speaker: Dana Goldstein, journalist and author.

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