Greater Baltimore Committee Breakfast Briefing: Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act
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Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for discussion about the Fair Labor Standards Act, which takes effect December 1, 2016.
Hear from Harriet E. Cooperman, Partner at Saul Ewing and an employment law expert.
In 2014, President Obama directed the Department of Labor to update and modernize the regulations governing the exemption of executive, administrative and professional (EAP) employees from the minimum wage and overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Although the FLSA ensures minimum wage and overtime pay protections for most employees covered by the act, some workers, including bona fide EAP employees, are exempt from those protections.
The final rule updates the salary level required for exemption. Without intervening action by their employers, it extends the right to overtime pay to an estimated 4.2 million workers who are currently exempt.
It also strengthens existing overtime protections for 5.7 million additional white collar salaried workers and 3.2 million salaried blue collar workers whose entitlement to overtime pay will no longer rely on the application of the duties test.
Registration fee for event is $25.
To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.
Registration and breakfast: 7:30 a.m.
Program: Begins promptly at 8 a.m.