Louisville, Ky. – In response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposal to change the overtime threshold for “white collar” workers, Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce, has written a letter to the department’s secretary, Thomas Perez, outlining their concerns to the changes. (Click here to read the letter.)
The letter says the change more than double threshold at which white-collar employees would become exempt from overtime pay. In Kentucky, the letter says, the action would put more than 70,000 salaried employees “back on the hourly books and will cost our businesses more than $19 million per year.”
The organization is also asking individuals and business owners to sign their names to the letter by emailing the organization.