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Laura Noble of The Noble Law Firm will present “The Ever-Changing Landscape of FLSA Overtime Issues” on February 2, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Raleigh/Crabtree as part of the Sterling Education Services, Inc. Employment Law Update: Cutting Edge Issues Seminar.

Excerpt from “The Ever-Changing Landscape of FLSA Overtime Issues” presented by Laura Noble:
Statistics from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts show that lawsuits against employers for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by misclassifying exempt or non-exempt employees have increased 77% between 2003 and 2008, outpacing Title VII lawsuits. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), as many as 70% of American employers violate the FLSA in some way. And while the highest risk for misclassification has existed in lower paid positions,[1] the new DOL regulations on the so-called “White Collar” exemption may change that statistic in the near future. Large collective and class actions alleging overtime violations have exploded in recent years.[2] For example, in 2014 nationwide class action lawsuits alleging overtime pay violations were brought against OfficeMax, Lowe’s Home Centers, First Banks, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., and Avis Budget Car Rental. It is imperative that attorneys advising employers understand how the FLSA operates with respect to employment classification and overtime.

About the Seminar:
It is essential to understand the emerging developments in employment law. With the EEOC cracking down on employee classification and the NLRB redefining Section 7 rights, employment law problems can arise unexpectedly and the results can be costly. This Sterling Education Services, Inc. seminar will cover the emerging critical developments and updates to provide the best management to your employees and best counsel to your clients. Speakers provide expertise and insight to complex issues, ready to share their years of experience at both the state and federal level.

For more information and to register, visit http://store.sterlingeducation.com/seminar/16NC02023-Employment-Law-Update-Cutting-Edge-Issues-Raleigh-NC.

 

[1] Diane Cadrain “HR Magazine: Guard Against FLSA Claims,” shrm.org (Apr. 1, 2008).

[2]A collective action mechanism permits representative employees to recover damages on behalf of similarly situated employees.