New overtime rules could hit nonprofits hard

New overtime rules could hit nonprofits hard

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There are more than 17,000 nonprofit organizations in Oregon. A vast majority of those have no paid staff. But between those that do, there are about 172,000 employees, said Jim White, executive director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon.

It’s unclear how many of those are exempt from overtime and how many are hourly.

In discussions with the association, nonprofit leaders have generally been supportive of the new overtime rules but have felt burdened by the fact that the new rules will take effect shortly after Oregon’s new higher minimum wage rate takes effect July 1.

“We have heard concerns that it wasn’t one or the other but the back-to-back succession,” White said. “Nonprofits have expressed concerns: How are we going to do this? How are we going to make these changes simultaneously? They are concerned with being able to absorb changes without cuts in program services or cuts in staff.”

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