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Legislative Memo

Frank Kerbein
Director, Center for Human Resources
T 518.465.7517 x210
www.bcnys.org

BILL:

S.672 (Peralta)

Support

SUBJECT:

Motor Carrier Overtime Pay

 

DATE:

March 9, 2012

 

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

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

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