New York, NY, April 27, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Allison S. Papadopoulos, Attorney, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Unveiling The Changes to Federal Overtime Exemption Rules.” This event is scheduled for May 25, 2016 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (ET).
For further details, please visit: https://theknowledgegroup.org/event-homepage/?event_id=1858
About Allison S. Papadopoulos
Allison Papadopoulos’ practice covers a variety of labor and employment matters, with a significant focus on defending wage and hour class and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and counterpart state wage and hour laws. She regularly advises clients on claims surrounding worker classification, meal periods and rest breaks, “off the clock” work, and other wage and hour issues that affect employers. Ms. Papadopoulos also represents clients, including Fortune 500 companies in the retail, hospitality, insurance and energy industries, in labor management and union negotiation matters, administrative proceedings, and employment discrimination litigation.
About Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading global law firm providing innovative legal services and business solutions to individuals and institutions. We are one of the world’s largest law firms, with more than 900 lawyers and professionals in 22 offices. As a full-service firm positioned at the intersection of commerce, policy and the law, Akin Gump advises clients ranging from individuals to corporations and foreign governments. Offering one of the nation’s premier labor and employment team, the firm’s lawyers represent a wide range of employers on their most complex and challenging labor and employment legal problems, from high-stakes wage and hour class actions and discrimination cases, to arbitrations involving key talent, to complex labor controversies.
In June 2015, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced the highly anticipated proposed revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime exemptions. The revisions were designed to extend overtime protections to millions of employees and to significantly increase the salary level needed to qualify as exempt under the FLSA’s white collar standard and highly compensated exemptions (HCE). Both the minimum salary level for exemption and the HCE threshold will increase on an annual basis after the new regulations become effective.
This year, the revised regulations will be published coming July. It means employers will have 60 days to comply with new regulations after they are published. Although final regulations are not yet known, employers should now be learning about the proposed changes before they become final.
In this two-hour Live Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders, professionals, and labor law attorneys will discuss best practices and assists audience in preparing for and implementing these regulatory changes, as well as helping employers avoid common pitfalls. The panel will also provide an overview in assessing the changes that are required when revising employee handbooks and/or policies to reflect the new regulations.
Key topics include:
FLSA Wage and Hour Laws: Updates
Employee and Overtime Exemptions
Wage and Overtime Calculations
FLSA’s Compensable Time Requirements for Non–Exempt Employees
Updates on DOL Enforcement Actions
Significant Litigation Issues
Compliance and Litigation Risk
Non-compliance Regulatory Penalties
Compliance and Best Practices
Up-to-the-minute Trends and Developments
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group, LLC was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/