Jonathan M. Young, Attorney, Greenberg Traurig, LLP to Speak at TKG’s DOL’s Overtime Rule LIVE Webcast

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) June 20, 2017 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jonathan M. Young, Attorney, Greenberg Traurig, LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The Action is Still On for DOL’s Overtime Rule: What Employers Need to Know in 2017 and Beyond LIVE Webcast.”

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    About Jonathan M. Young
    Jonathan M. Young focuses his practice on labor and employment matters, including the FLSA and related state wage and hour laws, single-plaintiff, collective action, and class action litigation, independent contractor/employee classification, restrictive covenants, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and/or constructive discharge actions, and Department of Labor investigations. Mr. Young also regularly conducts employment counseling to include employment agreements, handbooks/personnel policies, independent contractor/employee classification analysis, internal investigations, and separation agreements and releases.

    About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: ( @ ) GT_Law dot

    Event Synopsis:
    Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) asked for a 30-day extension of time to file a brief in the court proceeding that could determine the fate of the injunction that is delaying the implementation of the Overtime Rule. The Fifth Circuit granted the request to file a final reply brief in the pending appeal of a nationwide injunction issued by Judge Amos L. Mazzant III in 2016 which blocked the controversial rule that would have raised the required salary level for the white-collar exemptions. Opening briefs and corresponding responses were due by March 2, 2017, until the government requested for another extension until May 1 to submit their response. However, the Justice Department, on behalf of the DOL, then requested in April for another extension until June 30 so that the new administration could secure first a new labor secretary before deciding the final fate of the new overtime rule.

    On June 7, 2017, a group of New Jersey-based Chipotle employees filed a putative class and collective action alleging FLSA and state law violations. The employees have argued that because Judge Mazzant never entered a permanent injunction, the Obama-era salary regulations automatically became effective under the Administrative Procedures Act. In other words, the new salary regulations took effect for all employees not party to the earlier case on December 1, 2016. The new federal overtime rule therefore remains in limbo, and its future is uncertain.

    The Trump administration has also begun early efforts to amend the FLSA and reduce the scope of DOL interpretive guidance. In May 2017, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow workers to accrue paid time off in lieu of time-and-a-half payments made under the FLSA. The DOL has also rescinded recent interpretive letters on employee misclassification and joint employer guidance. So, what’s next? One thing is for sure, all employers should be kept abreast with all the significant changes and developments to ensure compliance with the DOL’s final rule and should give thought to new legislation and DOL guidance which could come at any time. Listen as an authoritative panel of key thought leaders and employment law professionals organized by The Knowledge Group provide insights on how employers should respond to the Court’s ruling and how to minimize potential legal risks and avoid common pitfalls.

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