Feed industry concerned about overtime rule

Increase in number of eligible workers could cause employers to no longer allow overtime hours or cut base pay.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s final overtime rule, finalized May 18, is causing concern that the rule will create fewer job prospects, less flexibility in the workplace and less opportunity to move up the economic ladder. The Obama Administration initiative makes 4.2 million workers newly eligible to receive overtime pay.

House Education & the Workforce Committee chairman John Kline (R., Minn.) and workforce protections subcommittee chairman Tim Walberg (R., Mich.) said they o

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