Submitted via www.regulations.gov
Re: National Employment Lawyers Association’s Comments
Regarding RIN 1235-AA39 – Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees
Dear Ms. DeBisschop:
This letter provides the Department of Labor (DOL) with the collective comments of more than 1,500 members of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and its 69 affiliates concerning the proposed changes to the regulations applicable to executive, administrative, and professional employees (“the EAP exemption”) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
NELA is the largest professional membership organization in the country comprised of lawyers who represent employees in labor, employment, wage and hour, and civil rights disputes. Our mission is to advance worker’s rights and serve lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace. NELA and its 69 circuit, state, and local affiliates have a membership of over 4,000 attorneys who are committed to working on behalf of those who have faced illegal treatment in the workplace in both the public and private sector, including employer violations of federal wage and hour laws. NELA has filed numerous amicus curiae briefs before the United States Supreme Court and other federal appellate courts regarding the proper interpretation of … Read More