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    The FLSA: Challenges and Developments

    Date: May 10, 2016, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    1031 New Hampshire St.
    Lawrence, Kansas

    **Parking is available across the street and in the parking garage one block north.
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    Start Times:

    11:15 am Registration Begins

    11:15 am Buffet Lunch Available

    11:45 am Opening Business, Chapter Announcements

    12:00 pm Presentation

    1:00 pm Meeting Adjourned

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    • Member - In Advance - $20
    • Member - Late Registration (after 5/6/16) - $25
    • Guest - $30


    Program: The FLSA:  Challenges and Developments

    Wage and hour litigation has been on the rise for years resulting in millions of dollars in penalties and settlements for companies. The Department of Labor (DOL) has hired hundreds of new employees to pursue government investigations and the surge in litigation (most of which is class/collective actions) has not shown any sign of slowing down. The DOL has also announced a change to the "white collar" exemptions that could result in tens of thousands of employees losing their exempt status. Come learn about the challenges employers are facing on the wage and hour front and steps you should take to protect your company.

     You will learn about the . . .

    • Latest developments in wage and hour litigation.
    • New DOL regulations regarding payment to "white collar" employees.
    • Steps you should take to protect your company


    Melody Rayl is Of Counsel in the Kansas City office for law firm Fisher & Phillips. Her practice focuses on all aspects of employment litigation and counseling.  She has defended employers in individual discrimination, harassment and retaliation litigation from inception through resolution in both state and federal court. Melody has also defended employers in collective action wage and hour disputes and other employment class action litigation.

    Melody provides employee training to her business clients on a variety of employment related topics and regularly counsels her clients through difficult situations with an eye to preventing litigation before it occurs.   Prior to engaging in the practice of law, Melody spent 20 years in law enforcement, which provides her with a unique ability to assist clients in effectively investigating claims of discrimination and harassment.