1. Overtime Rule Divides Nonprofit Leaders

    Overtime Rule Divides Nonprofit Leaders

    A new federal rule expanding overtime-pay benefits has sparked a national dialogue about compensation for nonprofit employees. Some charity leaders have vocally opposed the rule, which will expand benefits to full-time, salaried employees who make up to $47,476 a year, calling it unnecessary for people who work at mission-driven jobs.

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    1. Organizations whose entire business model is dependent on uncompensated overtime of low-wage workers, they need to re-evaluate their business model.
    2. Our employees choose this line of work because they spend each day helping others to reach their fullest potential. And at the end of the day, they head home knowing that their work has made a difference.
    3. If you think the only way you can accomplish your mission is overworking people and abusing them, you probably should get into a different line of business.
    4. Within our network, there is an understanding of the value of this for income equity and ensuring that the work force that does some of the toughest jobs in the country has fair pay for doing that work.
    5. It would be very helpful if the federal government created a mechanism that fixes this nationwide and urges state and local governments to do the same.
    6. It is time to revisit the idea that working for the public good should somehow mean requiring the lowest-paid among us to support these efforts by working long hours, many of which are unpaid.
    7. We really think this is going to be an opportunity to attract some millennial workers and some new people, and retaining folks.
    8. We have no desire to be second-class employers.