Phillips Murrah Director Byrona J. Maule gave two presentations in November, one for Cornerstone Credit Union League and the other to the Women’s Mastermind Group, regarding potential changes in labor and employment matters.
The presentations covered new wage and hour regulations regarding overtime that were slated to go into effect on December 1, 2016.
Maule gave an in-depth look at the regulations, including key components and salary basis changes it would impose as well as steps employers should take to prepare for if it went live.
“Employers should have conversations with employees who are changing from exempt to nonexempt so that the employees understand the impact of that change,” she said. “Employers should also review record keeping requirements for nonexempt employees – as these requirements are very different for nonexempt employees as opposed to exempt employees.”
Maule referenced pending lawsuits against the regulations which have since been put on pause by a national injunction by a federal court in Texas.