Pa. Republican Calls State OT Expansion A Political Gambit

Law360 (January 15, 2020, 4:03 PM EST) -- A top Pennsylvania lawmaker on Wednesday urged the state’s Independent Regulatory Review Commission to reject a measure that would increase the number of workers eligible for overtime pay, characterizing the proposal as a political gambit.

State Rep. Jim Cox, who serves as chair of the GOP-controlled House Labor & Industry Committee, said in a letter that adopting the proposed regulation would allow Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration to subvert the state’s rulemaking process for politically motivated purposes.

The IRRC, an independent agency tasked with reviewing proposed regulations under the state's Regulatory Review Act, is scheduled to vote on the rule at...

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