Trey Kovacs

Trey Kovacs is a policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He is the author of a recent CEI report “Federal Labor Agencies Ambush American Economy.”

Congress Should Help Small Businesses and Non-Profits by Delaying Overtime Pay Mandate

 

There is no such thing as a free lunch – or a free raise. But federal regulators tend to disregard this simple truth. Such is the case with the costly overtime pay rule put out by the Department of Labor. On December 1, 2016, the overtime rule will dramatically hike the salary threshold for overtime […]

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Obama’s Overtime Ordeal: GOP Voting to Delay Implementation

 

The House is poised for a Thursday vote on a plan to delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s overtime rule, which imposes huge new compliance and payroll costs on American employers by doubling the salary threshold of employees eligible for overtime pay. Currently, employers are required to pay overtime rates for salaried workers making up […]

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The Department Of Labor Is Out Of Control

 

Congress needs to halt the regulations. Now. Last week, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) called out recent Department of Labor policies as having a “chilling effect” on the economy. Ryan’s statements were in response to an anemic rise in the country’s gross domestic product of only 0.5 percent in the advanced first quarter estimates. Of note, […]

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Congress Needs to Halt DOL Regulatory Onslaught

 

Last week, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) called out recent Department of Labor policies as having a “chilling effect” on the economy. Ryan’s statements were in response to an anemic rise in the country’s gross domestic product of only 0.5 percent in the advanced first quarter estimates. Of note, Speaker Ryan mentioned two DOL policies, the […]

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Obama’s Job Killing Gift to Big Labor

 

The Obama administration rewarded its union allies last month with a decision that threatens millions of jobs and thousands of businesses, from staffing agencies to cleaning services and auto-repair shops to construction companies. In a case involving Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided to unilaterally redefine the concept of joint employment—when […]

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Workers Deserve Labor Law Reform

 

Unions use Labor Day as an occasion to remind workers of their past good deeds and deploy their usual rhetoric claiming to have workers’ best interests at heart.   In theory, labor unions represent workers in order to secure better working conditions and compensation, but unions don’t always work that way. Unfortunately, unions always negotiate […]

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