The Labor & Employment Practice Group hosted a complimentary webinar on Tuesday, June 7th, titled "Exempt Today - Gone Tomorrow: What Every Employer Needs to Know about Compliance with the New Overtime Rules".
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
After almost a year of discussion, and more than 270,000 comments, the Department of Labor just issued its long-awaited new overtime rules, which include a significant increase to the salary thresholds for exempt and highly compensated employees. Employers have until December 1, 2016, to comply with the new rules. Our panelists discussed the new rules and provided best practices for compliance to avoid unnecessary business expense and costly litigation.
Byrona J. Maule is a shareholder in the Oklahoma City-based law firm, Phillips Murrah, P.C. where she serves as Co-Chair of the Firm's Labor and Employment Law Group. Her practice focuses on advising and representing corporations in all areas of labor and employment law transactions and litigation, such as employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, policies and procedures, unemployment, EEOC/state human rights charges, OSHA violations and retaliatory discharge, NLRB unfair labor practice claims, federal and state wage and hour compliance, and employment law litigation before state and federal courts. Ms. Maule spent five years as corporate counsel for a health care facility, providing her with a unique insight into her client's diverse labor and employment law needs. From 2009 to 2015, she served as a Commissioner on the Oklahoma Merit Protection Commission, the entity responsible for providing an employment dispute resolution system for Oklahoma state employees. She frequently conducts employment law training for businesses and governmental entities. Ms. Maule graduated Order of the Barristers from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law in 1986.
Shane Swilley is a partner in the Portland, Oregon ALFA International law firm of Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP, where he focuses his practice in the area of employment law. Mr. Swilley provides clients advice and counsel on personnel matters, HR investigations, company policies and procedures, and compliance with employment laws. He also litigates employment-based claims filed with administrative agencies, and in state and federal courts in Oregon.