Colorado Springs Lunch with a Lawyer: Primer on Exemptions from Overtime Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
6/2/2015

Thank you for your interest. This luncheon is completely filled. Due to its popularity, we will schedule another again in the fall. Please watch your mailbox or our website for an announcement.

Although it was passed in 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can still be confusing with regard to which positions qualify for an exemption from overtime. To some extent, this is because our workplaces have changed substantially since 1938, but it is also due to the extensive amount of court decisions and opinions regarding application of the “white collar exemptions.”

  • What does “professional” really mean?
  • How should we define “discretion and independent judgment on matters of significance?”
  • What if a position supervises volunteers but no paid staff?

It is becoming increasingly important that employers update their understanding of these and other terms that relate to exemptions. Susan Sperber, a partner with Lewis Roca Rothgerber, has had extensive experience defending employers in FLSA matters. She will join us on June 2 to provide some information about white collar exemptions and also to answer your questions. Bring any job descriptions that you are uncertain about, and we can discuss the factors that will be important in making an exemption determination.

Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Complimentary lunch will be available beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Location: 90 South Cascade Avenue, Suite 1100, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Future lunches in 2015 will be:

  • July 7: Update on Marijuana in the Workplace
  • Aug. 4: Changes to Civil Court Rules that Affect your Organization
  • Sept. 1: Business Insurance 101
  • Oct. 6: Independent Contractors
  • Nov. 3: Retirement Plans
  • Dec. 1: Selection Process

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