Nearly 250K Comments Show Great Divide Over DOL's OT Rule

By Aaron Vehling (September 4, 2015, 7:11 PM EDT) -- As the 60-day comment period closed Friday for the U.S. Department of Labor's controversial overtime changes, the nearly 250,000 comments underscore the sharp divide in opinion on the proposed rule that some say will bury businesses in costs while others argue it will help workers who have long been underpaid.

Support for expanding overtime eligibility comes from nonprofits, individual workers and human resources professionals, although some nonprofits join universities, businesses and trade associations in highlighting the potential problems. (Credit: Law360) The two-month comment period, which the DOL said on Monday it wouldn't extend, yielded 194,735 comments by the time this story...

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