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8/4/2016 Member News
Fisher Phillips Seminar Guides Employers On New Overtime-exemption Rule

Fisher Phillips seminar guides employers on new overtime-exemption rule
Attorneys will provide strategies for complying with new FLSA requirements at Aug. 11 program

TAMPA (Aug. 4, 2016) – Fisher Phillips attorneys will help Tampa Bay employers prepare for changes coming to overtime-exemption requirements at the labor and employment law firm’s upcoming breakfast briefing program.

The new regulation, which goes into effect on Dec. 1, 2016, will nearly double the salary threshold under which exempt, salaried workers are generally entitled to overtime pay. With the threshold increasing from $24,500 a year to $47,476 a year, as many as 4 million employees nationwide may be reclassified as eligible for the overtime premium.

The Aug. 11 discussion, “How to address the new FLSA overtime-exemption requirements,” will provide strategies and tools to help employers comply with the changes quickly and efficiently.

Discussion topics will include:
• Evaluating the practical impact of these changes
• Determining whether other exemptions apply
• Considering alternative pay structures
• Converting to non-exempt status
• Informing employees of status change

The program will be held at the Bank of America Plaza Conference Center, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 890 in Tampa. Breakfast and networking begins at 7:30 a.m. and the presentation runs from 8 to 9 a.m.

Fisher Phillips, a leading labor and employment law firm, hosts quarterly breakfast briefing programs, and each program offers insight on a different legal issue relevant to employers and human resources professionals.

The registration fee is $25 per person, which includes breakfast. To register for the upcoming seminar, visit For more information, contact Elizabeth Hickman at or (954) 847-4713.

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