Action AlertsAwareness & Perspective

Ability Network of Delaware constantly scans legislation and regulations to identify potential benefits or threats to its membership. We post the action alerts here so that members and the people they serve can contact policymakers to support or oppose legislation or regulations.

Contact Members of Congress on the National Council for Behavioral Health Hill Day Priorities

National Council Members went to Washington in June 2016 asking for congressional support for expanding access to mental health and addiction treatment services. You support congressional action on the National Council Hill Day 2016 policy priorities here (scroll down to “Ask Congress to Support the National Council Hill Day Agenda”).

Contact Members of Congress on the Overtime Rule

Effective December 1st, 2016 the minimum salary required for the executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) overtime exemption will increase from $455 a week or $23,660 annually to $913 a week or $47,476 annually. While the Department of Labor won’t be enforcing this new minimum salary for the EAP exemption for residential agencies that serve people in settings that have 15 beds or fewer, employees could still bring action against the agencies. It is anticipated that this will have an adverse effect on all nonprofit organizations. You can support congressional action to overturn this rule ( H.R. 4773 / S.2707) here.