More FLSA changes may be on the horizon

Committee held meeting to discuss wage and hour rules

Posted February 20, 2017

The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), held a hearing on February 16 to review federal rules implementing wage and hour protections and how they apply to today’s workforce. Members also discussed regulatory changes advanced by the Obama administration and the need for pro-growth solutions for workers and small businesses.

Part of that effort is examining the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which impacts most workplaces by establishing certain protections for workers.

The rules and regulations implementing the law are overly complex, burdensome, and outdated, the Education and the Workforce Committee stated in a February 17 press release. The FLSA was enacted toward the end of the Great Depression and reflects the realities of the industrial workplace of the 1930s, not the workplace of the 21st century. The Act itself has remained relatively unchanged in the nearly 80 years since its enactment, despite the changes that have occurred in where, when, and how work is done.


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