Las Vegas – Today, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce issues the following statement from Kristin McMillan, president and CEO, regarding the decision by the U.S. District Court yesterday to permanently halt changes to the overtime rule that had been put forth by the U.S. Department of Labor during the Obama administration.
“As the largest business association in Nevada, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce applauds the decision by Judge Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to grant a permanent injunction invalidating the burdensome changes to the overtime rule being undertaken by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
“The Las Vegas Metro Chamber has strongly opposed the changes to overtime requirements because of the millions of dollars it would have cost employers, including small businesses and non-profits. The rules would have likely led to significant job losses, harming thousands of employees.
“The Metro Chamber advocated against these rules on Capitol Hill. It submitted its concerns with the U.S. Department of Labor on behalf of its members. The Metro Chamber was also an early supporter of the lawsuit brought forth by Nevada’s Attorney General. We appreciate his engagement in organizing a coalition of 20 other states because of concerns regarding the potential for unintended consequences relative to existing employers and employees.”