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BILL:

S.3397-A (Onorato) / A.1690-A (Brodsky)

Support

SUBJECT:

Motor Carrier Employee Overtime Pay

 

DATE:

May 21, 2009

 

This bill would upend a seventy year-old provision in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act which excludes certain motor carrier employees from the FLSA overtime provisions. The Business Council opposes enactment of this bill.

This is the kind of legislation that contributes to New York 's declining reputation as a place to move or expand business as reflected in these surveys.

For these reasons, The Business Council opposes this legislation and respectfully urges that it not be enacted by the New York State Legislature.