RCPA Submits Comments on DOL’s Proposed Rule on Defining and Delimiting Exemptions...

RCPA Submits Comments on DOL’s Proposed Rule on Defining and Delimiting Exemptions for Employees

0 866
Image by Werner Moser from Pixabay

On November 7, 2023, RCPA submitted comments to the Department of Labor’s Hour and Wage Division regarding the proposed rule “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees (RIN 1235-AA39).” While we understand the need to modernize and update the Fair Labor Standards Act exemption regulations, RCPA strongly urges DOL to re-examine the proposed new salary threshold in a manner that considers the unique pressures on health care providers, as well as regional variations in the cost of living and average salary for human services providers. As currently written, the proposal unfortunately does not consider the implications of current health care funding for safety net services. Thus, the current proposal would have a potentially devastating effect on health care organizations serving low-income individuals with serious and complex disorders and disabilities, resulting in the need for service cutbacks and program closures.

You can read the full comments here.