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S.O.S. Campaign Update

May 20, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Clear Your Calendars to Hear ANCOR’s Preliminary Review of the Overtime Rule and Next Steps for the SOS Campaign

On Wednesday, May 18th, the Department of Labor released its Overtime Exemption Rule in its final form.  An update to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the rule will increase the salary threshold at which certain supervisory and professional workers are exempt from overtime requirements, with the salary level increasing automatically over time.

You may have noted in ANCOR’s press release regarding the Rule or in the FAQs issued by DOL that the Rule will be effective on December 1, 2016, with a period of limited non-enforcement until March 17, 2019 for providers of Medicaid-funded services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in residential homes and facilities with 15 or fewer beds.

We are the only industry that received any sort of accommodation in the actual Rule. Let that sink in for a minute - the only industry among the hundreds of voices who raised concerns with the rule. That speaks volumes to your advocacy.

While the delay in itself is not a complete solution to this problem, the recognition of the issue in the rule is an important first step in our campaign to ensure Congress, the administration and states provide the necessary funding to extend the full benefits of the new rule to the dedicated professionals who work every day to ensure people with disabilities have the opportunity to realize the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

All ANCOR members are invited to join the SOS Campaign Team for a call Friday at 3:00 PM Eastern. Katherine Berland will provide a summary and initial analysis of the 508-page rule, and SOS Campaign Co-Chairs Mark Davis and Daryn Demeritt and lobbyist Al Guida will share what’s next in terms of meeting with DOL and Health and Human Services regarding post-rule guidance, the status of our legislation to provide transitional funding to help comply with the rule, and how ANCOR members can keep moving us towards a solution that will benefit our workers as well maintain quality services for people with IDD.

Register for this free call today.

Speakers

  • Barbara Merrill, CEO, ANCOR
  • Gabrielle Sedor, COO, ANCOR
  • Katherine Berland, Esq., Director of Public Policy, ANCOR
  • Mark Davis, President, OPRA
  • Daryn Demeritt, Vice-President, Government Relations, ResCare, Inc.
  • Al Guida, President, Guide Consulting Services, Inc.

Registration

  • FREE!
  • ANCOR members only

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