Department of Labor Proposes to Extend Overtime Protections

The Biden administration has proposed to revive an Obama-era regulation to require employers to pay overtime to salaried workers earning less than $55,000 a year. The regulation, which would increase the salary threshold for overtime from $35,668, would impact a total of 3.6 million employees, including approximately 600,000 individuals working in the nation’s health care and social services sectors. The notice of proposed rulemaking will be open for public comment for 60 days.

Recently Introduced Health Legislation

H.R.5269 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a Pediatric Research Site Network; Sponsor: Curtis, John R. [Rep.-R-UT-3]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5287 — To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to provide veteran health savings accounts to allow veterans to receive primary care furnished under non-Department direct primary care service arrangements, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Roy, Chip [Rep.-R-TX-21]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.5299 — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a demonstration program for international coverage under the Medicare program; Sponsor: Espaillat, Adriano [Rep.-D-NY-13]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.5308 — To reauthorize the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program of the Department of Agriculture; Sponsor: Langworthy, Nicholas A. [Rep.-R-NY-23]; Committees: House – Agriculture

H.R.5312 —To amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to support women, infants, and children impacted by substance use disorder, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Manning, Kathy E. [Rep.-D-NC-6]; Committees: House - Education and the Workforce

H.R.5317 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow distributions from a health flexible spending arrangement or health reimbursement arrangement directly to a health savings account in connection with establishing coverage under a high deductible health plan; Sponsor: Steel, Michelle [Rep.-R-CA-45]; Committees: House - Ways and Means

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