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Meghaan C. Madriz, Attorney, Haynes and Boone, LLP to Speak at KC’s Event

New York, NY, April 29, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Meghaan C. Madriz, Attorney, Haynes and Boone, 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).

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About Meghaan C. Madriz
Meghaan Madriz advises employers of all sizes on their employment-related matters and zealously defends them against employee claims in court, arbitration, and administrative proceedings. While Meghaan represents employers in a variety of employment-related matters, she has developed a primary focus on wage and hour issues. Meghaan has handled Department of Labor investigations, internal wage and hour audits, and multiple wage and hour lawsuits (including Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions). Meghaan frequently advises clients on wage and hour compliance issues regarding compensable time, regular rate calculations, employee classifications, and overtime compensation. Meghaan has obtained multiple victories in her wage and hour practice, including the decertification of a nationwide Fair Labor Standards Act collective action in an exempt misclassification case and summary judgment of off-the-clock claims.

About Haynes and Boone, LLP
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in technology, financial services, energy and private equity. With more than 575 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm was named the 2015 Best National Firm for Diversity in North America in the Americas Women in Business Law Awards.

Event Synopsis:
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:
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