Washington, DC—The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), representing the $8 trillion wholesale distribution industry, the backbone of the US supply chain, today joined a coalition of trade groups in filing a lawsuit against the Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule. 

Brian Wild, Chief Government Affairs Officer at NAW, issued the following statement: 

“At NAW, we fight for our members’ interests to ensure they can continue to thrive in an increasingly challenging regulatory environment. The Department of Labor’s overtime rule imposes new burdens and compliance costs on an industry already facing workforce shortages and excessive regulations. The significant increase in salary threshold will stifle employee growth opportunities, reduce workplace autonomy, and limit flexibility.”  

NAW is one of America’s leading trade associations, representing the $8 trillion wholesale distribution industry. Our industry employs more than 6 million workers throughout the United States, accounting for approximately 1/3 of the U.S. GDP. 250,000 wholesale distribution companies operate across North America, including all 50 states.

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