LAS VEGAS (Nov. 3, 2015) -- The Tire Industry Association (TIA) elected TBC Retail Group's Glen Nicholson to a one-year term as president and passed two resolutions addressing workplace regulations at the association's annual membership meeting Nov. 2 at the Tropicana Las Vegas hotel.
TIA members also passed two resolutions, one regarding proposed social legislation for working families and the other addressing proposed federal overtime wage charges.
Outgoing President Freda Pratt-Boyer, senior auditor of Potosi, Mo.-based Purcell Tire & Rubber Co., passed the gavel to Mr. Nicholson, director of retail education and quality assurance for TBC Retail Group, during the meeting.
Regarding the working families social legislation, the TIA membership voted to urge lawmakers to carefully consider the financial impact of social legislation ranging from minimum wage, to equal pay, to workplace flexibility, to child care and to paid leave on the well-being of small businesses. The approved resolution stated that TIA will oppose legislation that will cause economic hardships on its members.
The membership also passed a resolution opposing proposed rulemaking to raise the salary threshold for overtime pay to $50,440 from $23,660 and that workers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act must be paid at least time-and-a-half (or 1.5 times their regular pay) for each hour of work per week beyond 40 hours.
This proposal is targeted at managers and assistant managers, TIA said, noting that overtime regulations do not provide an exemption for small businesses.
The TIA membership resolved that the association will actively oppose the Department of Labor's proposed rulemaking and will reach out to members of congress to publicly oppose the proposed rulemaking.