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IFDA Opposes Department of Labor Overtime Rule

IFDA has submitted comments in opposition to the Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule that will reduce employee flexibility and harm employee advancement opportunities.

Employees and employers alike are best served with a system that promotes maximum flexibility in structuring employee hours, career advancement opportunities for employees, and predictability in wages.

However, the proposed rule negatively impacts all of these commonsense policies. As drafted, it will effectively force millions of employees into entirely different work-life considerations that are tightly linked to being on the clock, and make it more difficult for employers to offer flexible scheduling options that enable employees to better juggle things like childcare and doctor’s appointments with professional obligations. IFDA also joined 244 other organizations filing comments against the proposed rule.

Contact:  Meghan Cieslak, [email protected], 703-962-9950.

About the International Foodservice Distributors Association
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) is the premier trade organization representing the $382 billion foodservice distribution industry. This industry ensures a safe and efficient supply of food and products to more than one million restaurants and foodservice outlets in the U.S. daily. For more information, visit