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New DOL Overtime Rule Changes: Key Takeaways

Staci Ketay Rotman and Bill Pokorny break down the implications of this important update.
July 27, 2016

Prior to and immediately following the U.S. Department of Labor’s release of the much-anticipated new overtime exemption rules, Staci Ketay Rotman and William R. Pokorny have been out in front of this important issue, counseling clients and serving as thought leaders to the media on this complex topic.

The two regularly address the issue on their popular Wage & Hour Insights blog, which discusses management-side employment issues and trends.

Staci and Bill helped set the stage and guided clients on preparations for the rule changes in the weeks prior to the announcement, and immediately unpacked the new overtime rules for white collar employees when they were announced in mid-May.

Hundreds of clients attended their May 23 webinarThe New Overtime Rules for Executive, Administrative and Professional Employees Are Here - What You Need to Know Now.” In this hour they broke down the implications of the new rules on public and private employers affecting nearly every industry, as well as theemployee misclassifications employers must be prepared to address before the rule becomes effective on December 1, 2016.

Staci and Bill have since held multiple webinars tailored to specific industry groups, including for higher education, auto dealership and park district clients.

Additionally, Staci shared her insights into Fair Labor Standards Act compliance in Forbes recent piece, “One Thing You Can Do Today to Protect Yourself against FLSA Lawsuits.” In the beginning of June, Staci also co-presented “The New White Collar Exemption Overtime Regulations” at the American Conference Institute’s 27th National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions in New York City.

Visit the Wage & Hour Insights blog for engaging updates from Staci and Bill on case law and enforcement efforts by the Department of Labor and state agencies, as well as practical advice to help employers minimize the potential liability in this ever evolving space.