NLIHC signed onto a letter with over 100 other nonprofit organizations in support of the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulation that increases the number of people eligible to earn overtime pay. The new rule raises the salary threshold below which most workers are eligible for overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476.
The letter states that this change will “create hundreds of thousands of jobs, extend overtime protections to millions of workers, reduce excessive hours of unpaid work by underpaid employees, and increase salaries for employees earning near the new threshold. In particular, this rule represents an important step toward fairer pay for women and people of color, who are overrepresented in lower-paying jobs and are often required to work additional hours without compensation.”
The letter recognizes the challenges nonprofit organizations will face in implementing the rule but states that the organizations that signed the letter are committed to its compliance. “As nonprofit organizations more broadly, we are dedicated to improving the public good. It is time to revisit the idea that working for the public good should somehow mean requiring the lowest-paid among us to support these efforts by working long hours, many of which are unpaid.”
Read and sign onto the letter at: http://bit.ly/1XIAv6d