For Immediate Release
Contact: Kelly Hoffman 202-314-2054 or Kelly.Hoffman@NFIB.org
NFIB Takes Wage Fight to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Washington, D.C., June 23, 2014 – Today the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Legal Center joined with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals. The case Wills v. Radio Shack will have significant implications for employers that utilize the fluctuating workweek (FWW) method of calculating overtime compensation. Executive Director of the NFIB Small Business Legal Center Karen Harned issued the following statement in response to the filing:
“Small businesses often get ahead in the world by acting quickly and being flexible, and many of their employees share the same qualities. Businesses throughout the United States depend on that flexibility to design compensation plans and this appeal threatens to undermine the right of employers to create plans that incentivize and reward employees. We urge the Court to uphold previous rulings and continue to allow small businesses to do what is best for their own employees.”
The NFIB Small Business Legal Center is a 501(c)(3) organization created to protect the rights of America's small business owners by providing advisory material on legal issues and by ensuring that the voice of small business is heard in the nation's courts. The National Federation of Independent Business is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals.