The aforementioned persuader rule is only one of a host of significant changes being foisted upon American business by the Department of Labor. As we reported last week, DOL has sent its proposed final rule on the overtime threshold to OMB for final approval prompting Congress to consider legislation to overturn DOL’s dramatic expansion of overtime eligibility. In response, The Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act was introduced in both the US House (HR.4773) and US Senate (S.2707). The proposed law would nullify the new DOL overtime threshold, prohibit automatic increases in the threshold in the future and require that DOL conduct a comprehensive economic analysis on the impact expansion of the threshold would have on small businesses, nonprofits and public employers. Despite how quickly and thoroughly Congress has acted on the proposed rule, it is unlikely to prevail as proponents do not have the 60 votes necessary to ensure passage in the Senate. The proposed DOL rule doubles the minimum threshold from the current $23,660 to $50,440, and tethers it to inflation in future years so that increases would occur automatically as inflation factors in.