AHLA leads coalition letter supporting Overtime Pay Flexibility Act


WASHINGTON (March 7, 2024) – American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) Executive Vice President, Federal and Political Affairs & Counsel Chirag Shah released the following statement today after AHLA joined dozens of organizations in urging Congress to support the Overtime Pay Flexibility Act (H.R. 7367):

“AHLA joined with the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity and 83 employer organizations in a letter to Congress urging support of H.R. 7367, the Overtime Pay Flexibility Act. H.R. 7367 would prohibit the Department of Labor (DOL) from finalizing, implementing, or enforcing its proposed rule on increasing the overtime salary threshold.

“If allowed to take effect, DOL’s rule will harm employers from all sectors and deprive millions of workers of access to critical benefits, their hard-fought status in the workplace, opportunities for career advancement, flexible work arrangements, and potentially their jobs entirely.

“The Overtime Pay Flexibility Act would protect workers, American businesses, and the economy from this disastrous policy. AHLA urges Congress to pass this critical legislation swiftly and asks DOL to go back to the drawing board and work with employers and employees alike when considering any future increases to the overtime threshold.”

Click here to read the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity’s letter.