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National Restaurant Association Issues Statement of Support for Legislative Update to DOL Overtime Rule


(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Restaurant Association issued the following statement of support for legislation put forward by Congressman Schrader (D-OR) that would allow a for a 3 year phase-in period and elimination to indexing in the Department of Labor’s newly implemented overtime rule:

“We thank Congressman Schrader (D-OR) for his proposal providing relief to the small business owners that operate our nation’s restaurants and their employees. Restaurants operate on thin margins with low profits per employee and little room to absorb added costs. The Department of Labor’s overtime overhaul will force many Main Street businesses to change many entry-level managers to nonexempt status.  For the employees, this could mean a loss of above-average fringe benefits, less job security and fewer opportunities for career advancement. Allowing for a more gradual phase-in time and eliminating automatic indexing provides employers and employees a respite in navigating yet another regulation.”


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 14.7 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 20-23, 2017, in Chicago); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRA Educational Foundation's ProStart); as well as the Kids LiveWell program promoting healthful kids' menu options. For more information, visit Restaurant.org and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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