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Obama Administration Releases New Overtime Rules

Yesterday, the Obama administration released its final rule on overtime payments, more than doubling the minimum salary threshold for the federal overtime requirement exemption (commonly referred to as the “white collar” exemption). In order for salaried management, administrative, and professional employees to be exempt from receiving overtime pay when they put in more than 40 hours a week, they must make more than $47,476 in […]

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Goat Hill Report Week Ending April 29, 2016

Legislature Down to Two Days The Alabama legislature is expected to meet Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. This will be the last two days for the legislative session of 2016. While the clock has nearly run out, two hot button issues are still awaiting final passage before the end of the session. The first, Senate Bill 287 by Trip Pittman would allow the state […]

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Goat Hill Report Week Ending April 22, 2016

Increased Concrete Truck Weight Bill on Governor’s Desk The association’s top priority for the session, HB 88 which will allow a four axle ready mix truck to weigh 82,500 regardless of individual axle weight is on the Governor’s desk. The Governor is expected to sign the legislation tomorrow. We would like to thank Representative Barry Moore who carried the bill in the House and Senator […]

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Goat Hill Report Week Ending April 15, 2016

Road and Bridge Fund Accountability Bill on Governor’s Desk A proposed increase in gasoline taxes (HB394) hasn’t yet received approval, but the bill that will make sure new revenue coming in for roads and bridges gets spent on the state’s transportation infrastructure is on the Governor’s desk. The House on Tuesday amended and approved SB180 by Senator Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, and the Senate concurred with […]

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Thompson Tractor hosts 2016 Truck Driver Championship

On Saturday, April 2nd, Thompson Tractor Company hosted ACIA’s  annual Truck Driver Championship, otherwise known as the “Truck Rodeo.” Although the morning was brisk, the sunny skies made for a beautiful day and the event was enjoyed by more than 200 people, including 42 drivers (a new record), their family members and many volunteers. Attendees enjoyed Chic Fil A biscuits and a delicious barbecue lunch following […]

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