Advocacy to Hold Three Small Business Roundtables on DOL’s New Overtime Rules in Alabama, DC, & Florida

The U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy will be hosting roundtables to discuss DOL’s new Overtime Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which increases the minimum salary for the “white collar” overtime exemption from $23,660 annually to $35,308 annually. This means that workers making under $35,308 annually would be eligible for overtime pay. The purpose of the roundtable will be to hear directly from small businesses about the impact of the proposed rule. Comments on the rule are due mid-May 2019. For more information, please visit:

Interested parties must RSVP to

Tampa, Florida
Thursday April 4, 2019 – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EDT)
Florida SBDC at the University of South Florida Port Tampa Bay
Building 1101 Channelside Dr., Suite 210 Tampa, FL 33602

Washington, DC
Thursday April 11, 2019 – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EDT)
SBA Headquarters, Eisenhower Room B
409 Third Street SW Washington, DC 20416
(Call-in option available)

Mobile, Alabama
Tuesday April 30, 2019 – 9:00am – 11:00 am (CDT)
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
451 Government St.
Mobile, Alabama 36602

*Agency staff from DOL have been invited to this event however their attendance has not been confirmed. Comments expressed during this roundtable do not take the place of submitting written comments to the regulatory docket.

Roundtable meetings are open to all interested persons, with the exception of the press, in order to facilitate open and frank discussion about the impacts of Federal regulatory activities on small entities. Agendas and presentations are available to all, including the press. Anyone who wants to receive roundtable agendas or presentations, or to be included in the distribution list, should forward such requests to The purpose of these Roundtable meetings is to exchange opinions, facts and information and to obtain the attendees’ individual views and opinions regarding small business concerns. The meetings are not intended to achieve or communicate any consensus positions of the attendees.

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