Ever since the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a new rule on overtime pay last year, business groups and employer advocates have raised a number of objections.

The proposed rule, which is expected to soon be put in place, will raise the minimum salary at which a worker is no longer required by law to be paid overtime, from $23,660 to $47,000. That is lower than the $50,440 initially proposed, but it is nonetheless a drastic change.

Last year, for instance, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) presented concerns of nonprofit groups that claimed the rule would disproportionately impact charitable organizations whose employees often make between the current threshold and the proposed one. It also predicted employers would respond by cutting hours at all types of organizations.

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