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CUPA-HR Participates in Chamber of Commerce Symposium on Impact of Proposed FLSA Overtime Regulations

On February 1, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce held a symposium to highlight the impact the proposed FLSA overtime regulations will have on vulnerable employers (think small businesses, nonprofits, academic institutions and state and local governments). As part of the event, CUPA-HR chief government relations officer Josh Ulman and Barbara Carroll, chief HR officer at Vanderbilt University and chair of the CUPA-HR board of directors, represented the association and its members in a panel discussion with other representatives from public-sector academic institutions.

Barb did a fantastic job of sharing the higher ed challenges associated with the proposed changes to the FLSA (comments from Josh and Barb begin at 1:06 into the video). It’s well worth the 10 minutes or so it will take to view this segment of the video, and if you are not already leading discussions on campus about the FLSA using language similar to the language Barb uses, we give you permission to “steal” some of what she has to say!

We as HR leaders MUST be having these conversations NOW and making preparations for the changes and challenges we’ll be facing when these (or some variation of these) overtime regulations go into effect later this year.

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