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Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Harkin Amendment Passes - Wage & Hour Regulation Change On the Ropes

The Harkin amendment which has the effect of barring the DOL's proposed change to the white collar exemptions has passed the Senate by a vote of 54-45. See the story in US Today. The bill will now go to conference committee with the threat of a Presidential veto if the language is not removed. It will be several months before the ultimate fate is known, but given the coming political campaign this may be an idea where the time for change is long past due, but may still not have come.

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