The Implications of Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act

2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Workplace Application: You will learn how to review time and payroll records to uncover potential wage and hour violations and will explore the Department of Labor’s potential revisions to the FLSA.
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The U.S. Department of Labor’s plans to revise the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemptions will affect nearly all employers. Former U.S. DOL Wage and Hour Administrator Tammy McCutchen will describe where the nation’s overtime laws are headed. McCutchen was the principal drafter who modernized the white-collar overtime rules. How might the salary test change? What happens to the duties test? Which industries will be most affected? Don’t miss hearing McCutchen’s unmatched perspective on what lies ahead for the FLSA’s overtime provisions.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm
Presenter: 

Tammy McCutchen

Tammy
McCutchen

Tammy McCutchen is a principal in Littler Mendelson’s Washington D.C. office, and also serves as VP & Managing Director, Strategic Solutions for ComplianceHR.  She is a leading authority on federal and state wage-hour laws and prevailing wage laws.

At Littler, Ms. McCutchen counsels businesses on wage-hour compliance, including conducting internal audits on independent contractor status, overtime exemptions, and other pay practices.  She also represents employers during investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor and serves as an expert witness in wage-hour class actions. In her role at ComplianceHR, Ms. McCutchen provides strategic direction for the company and manages development of compliance applications designed to assist employers in making key employment decisions including whether to classify workers as independent contractors or exempt from overtime.

Before joining Littler, Ms. McCutchen served as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, and was the primary architect of the 2004 revisions to the overtime exemption regulations, the first major changes to the regulations in 55 years. 

Ms. McCutchen is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Law360, is a member of the Small Business Legal Advisory Board of the National Federation of Independent Business, is a Policy Fellow at the ACU Foundation, and serves as Chair of the Federalist Society’s Labor & Employment Practice Group.  She is a graduate of Western Illinois University and Northwestern University School of Law, and clerked for Judge Daniel A. Manion on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Location: 
Renaissance Ballroom East
Amount of Credit: 
1.50
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Competency: 
HR Expertise
Critical Evaluation
Intended Audience: 
Midlevel
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