Working on Overtime: A Wage and Hour Update

2018 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Gain an understanding of key issues before the Wage and Hour Division so you can plan for compliance with the FLSA based on recent and expected developments and changes.

Former Wage & Hour Administrator Tammy McCutchen is back to provide a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) update, with a focus on regulation and enforcement by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Wage and Hour Division (WHD). What is the status of the overtime exemption regulations? Will there be an increase in the minimum salary for exemption in 2018? Are other regulatory changes on the horizon? Has WHD made changes to sub-regulatory guidance on independent contraction, joint employment, tip credit, etc.? What opinion letters has WHD issued? How has enforcement changed at WHD? In this session, you will:

  • Learn how the overtime regulations have changed or are expected to change, and what your company needs to do to comply.
  • Learn about recent changes to the DOL’s interpretation, application and enforcement of the FLSA.
  • Learn what adjustments in policies and practices your company can make to ensure compliance.
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Monday, March 12, 2018 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm

Tammy McCutchen


Tammy McCutchen is a principal in Littler Mendelson’s Washington D.C. office and also VP & Managing Director for ComplianceHR. She is a leading authority on federal and state wage-hour laws. Previously, McCutchen served as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division where she was the primary architect of the 2004 revisions to the Part 541 overtime regulations.  McCutchen was on the litigation team that obtained the injunction of the 2016 Final Rule which would have increased the minimum salary level for exemption to nearly $48,000.  She is a graduate of Western Illinois University and Northwestern University School of Law, and clerked for Judge Manion on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Location: Congressional B
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