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Federal Wage & Hour Update
Presented by Kara M. Maciel and Jordan B. Schwartz

Wage and hour law continues to evolve as we head into 2020. Most prominently, the new overtime rule will finally become effective, make 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). We will discuss this final rule, which is the first update since 2004, and how it revises the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees from the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime pay requirements, and allows employers to count a portion of certain bonuses (and commissions) towards meeting the salary level.

We will also discuss how, in 2020, employers will have more clarity and flexibility about which perks they can include in workers’ “regular rate” of pay, which is used to calculate overtime premiums under the FLSA based on another new rule announced by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Other wage and hour issues, while not the subject of new rules, continue to relevant as we move into 2020. For example, manager misclassification suits have been causing headaches for employers for years, in part because of the high potential for damages and the relative ease of obtaining conditional certification under the FLSA. Likewise, in the current working climate, smartphones and teleworking have made it incredibly easy for hourly employees to work “off the clock,” which has led to a substantial rise in these types of lawsuits. These are just some of the significant wage and hour issues we will be discussing.

Participants will learn about the following:

• Specific strategies to deal with unexpected challenges stemming from the new overtime rule
• Proactive measures to stave off potential misclassification claims
• The proper way to factor supplemental compensation into an employee’s overtime rate

Nov 11, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Kara M. Maciel
Founding Partner and Chair, Labor • Employment Practice Group @Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Kara M. Maciel is a founding partner of Conn Maciel Carey and Chair of the firm's national Labor • Employment Practice Group. She focuses her practice on representing employers in all aspects of the employment relationship. Ms. Maciel works to create workplace solutions for her clients across all industries. She defends employers in litigation at both the federal and state levels, including matters related to ADA, FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, and affirmative action/OFCCP regulations. She advises clients regarding the protection of trade secrets and the misappropriation of confidential or proprietary information, both defending employers and pursuing enforcement against former employees. Ms. Maciel counsel employers on how to develop lawful strategies to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Jordan B. Schwartz
Partner, Labor • Employment Practice Group @Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Jordan B. Schwartz is a partner in Conn Maciel Carey’s national Labor • Employment Practice Group. He focuses his practice on representing employers in all aspects of the employment relationship. Mr. Schwartz works to create workplace solutions for his clients across all industries. He defends employers in litigation at both the federal and state levels, including matters related to ADA, FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, and affirmative action/OFCCP regulations. He advises clients regarding the protection of trade secrets and the misappropriation of confidential or proprietary information, both defending employers and pursuing enforcement against former employees. When relevant, Mr. Schwartz provides advice and counsel to unionized and non-unionized workplaces regarding the employer’s rights under the National Labor Relations Act.