The U.S. Department of Labor is expected to release their final rule governing federal overtime rules in the near future. Based on their draft proposal they may more than double the existing threshold, possibly dramatically increasing labor costs in many convenience stores. Recently, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), along with Representatives Tim Walberg (R-MI) and John Kline (R-MN), introduced S. 2707 and H.R. 4773. The legislation, the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act, would require DOL to go back to the drawing board with its overtime proposal. In particular, the legislation would require DOL to conduct a comprehensive economic analysis of the impact of mandatory overtime expansion on small businesses before issuing a final rule. In just two minutes you can send a letter NACS has drafted on your behalf to your Senators and Representatives urging them to co-sponsor this important legislation.