MEGA SESSION: Changes to Overtime Regulations: Next Steps for HR

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
This session will provide an overview of the impending changes to the FLSA and what this means for your organization.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has signaled that changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations are imminent. This session will provide you with an insider’s perspective on the pending changes from Michael Eastman, counsel to SHRM on overtime regulations and veteran of the 2004 overtime rule changes. You will also hear from members of the SHRM Government Affairs team who will outline SHRM’s member advocacy efforts on how to respond to these proposed changes. Learn how you can help influence the final overtime regulation by providing DOL with direct feedback and describing your experiences complying with the FLSA overtime exemptions and how the suggested changes could impact both your workplace and your employees.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 7:00am to 8:15am

Lisa K. Horn

Lisa K.

Michael Eastman


Michael Eastman is an attorney and advocate with the management-side law firm Norris, Tysse, Lampley & Lakis, LLP.  Mike has more than 20 years experience in labor and employment policy and has been a leader representing the business community in numerous high-profile public policy debates as well as nuanced and detailed negotiations. Mike also serves as vice president of public policy for the Equal Employment Advisory Council and as a senior consultant with Employment Advisory Services, Inc.

Before joining NTLL, Mike served for ten years as director and later executive director of labor policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. At the Chamber, Mike was responsible for representing the business community in all aspects of labor and employment policy, especially those issues related to equal employment opportunity and civil rights, labor unions and collective bargaining, employment standards including wage and hour mandates, and international labor policy matters.

Prior to joining the U.S. Chamber, Mike worked on the legislative staff of Rep. James P. Moran (D-VA) and practiced employment law.

Mike received his B.A. in psychology from Colgate University and his law degree from George Mason University.

Nancy Hammer


Nancy is Senior Government Affairs Policy Counsel in the Government Affairs department of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Nancy joined SHRM in January 2006 and is responsible for advocating SHRM membership views in federal rulemaking and in response to regulatory proposals affecting the HR profession. In addition, Nancy tracks court cases that raise critical issues for the HR profession and evaluates whether SHRM should intervene as amicus to ensure the HR viewpoint is considered by the court.

Prior to joining SHRM, Nancy spent 5 years as Legislative Counsel for Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE). Nancy also served as Director of the International Division and Policy Counsel for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Nancy received her law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri and her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Mega Session
HR Expertise
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