The Administration’s proposed Overtime rule is going to OMB early. This article explains why the administration would have sent this rule, originally expected to go final in June, to OMB early. NCAE and many others commented on the negative impacts of this rule on our industries. Since the administration is pushing on to OMB, we must assume that few changes were made to alter and include our concerns.
Frank’s original comments to DOL on this proposed rule outlined the potential impact that this has to the agricultural community. Because even though direct field-work employment in agriculture is generally exempt from overtime pay requirements in most states, Agricultural employers still employ significant numbers of employees in non-production agricultural work in packing houses, transportation, handling third-party products, administration, sales & marketing and other occupations that are covered by FLSA overtime requirements