House Votes Against New OT Rules

Laracy, Alex
October 2004
Convenience Store News;10/16/2004, Vol. 40 Issue 13, p18
Trade Publication
This article reports that the House voted 223-193 on September 9, 2004 to stop the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing new rules on which workers qualify for overtime pay. This has of course disappointed the National Association of Convenience Stores and some retailers. The overtime vote was an amendment to a $142.5 billion spending bill for health, education and job training programs in 2005. The White House has threatened to veto the entire bill if the overtime language is included, but House Republican Whip Roy Blunt, R-Ohio, said he was confident the language would be stripped when the House and Senate meet to work out the final version.


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