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Breakfast Briefing: Update on New Rules for "White Collar" Exemptions and Wellness Programs

June 23, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Tampa Club
101 E Kennedy Blvd., 42nd Floor
Tampa, FL 33602

Please join the labor and employment attorneys at Phelps Dunbar for a complimentary breakfast briefing on two important developments in employment law:

Dennis McClelland, a partner and editor-in-chief of a nationally-recognized legal treatise on the Fair Labor Standards Act, will explain the much anticipated final “white collar” exemption regulations issued by the DOL, as well as various compliance approaches. The new regulations contain significant increases to the salary level requirements for the “white collar” exemptions under the FLSA. They also contain provisions permitting the inclusion of certain amounts of incentive pay toward the minimum salary and provisions requiring triennial adjustments to the minimum salary leveIs. The new rules, which go into effect on December 1, 2016, are expected to impact more than 4.2 million employees currently classified as exempt overtime eligibility.

Reed Russell, a partner and former EEOC Legal Counsel, will cover the EEOC's proposal to amend the regulations implementing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) as they relate to employer wellness programs. The proposed rule says employers that offer wellness programs as part of group health plans may provide limited financial and other inducements (also called incentives) in exchange for an employee's spouse providing information about his or her current or past health status.