McDonald Hopkins issues alert on the new FLSA regulations taking effect on Dec. 1

CLEVELAND, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald Hopkins, a business advisory and advocacy law firm, issued an alert on the December 1, 2016 effective date for the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations. If your organization has not already assessed the impact of these changes and developed a plan for implementing them, employers have only weeks left.

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The alert, which was authored by Miriam Rosen, Chair, of McDonald Hopkins' labor and employment practice, discusses the new regulations that will raise the minimum weekly salary level for the FLSA's white-collar exempt positions to $913, which is the equivalent of $47,476 annually. Employers should use this regulatory change as an opportunity to review the classification of all exempt positions, regardless of salary level. Positions that meet the exempt status duties test are not always clear cut and changes in responsibilities and technology can muddy the waters even further. This is an opportunity to review and fix misclassification errors.

If your organization has not already assessed the impact of these changes and developed a plan for implementing them, there is no time to waste.  Click here to read the full Alert, "The Final Countdown: The new FLSA regulations take effect on December 1."

About the Labor and Employment practice at McDonald Hopkins
Attorneys in our Labor and Employment practice have practical experience assisting clients with all aspects of employment and labor law matters – from providing advice and counsel regarding individual employee issues to assistance in significant business restructuring, and practicing before state and federal agencies and courts. With multiple offices across several states, we have attorneys available to assist with day-to-day issues as they arise, as well as your most challenging labor and employment problems.

About McDonald Hopkins
Founded in 1930, McDonald Hopkins' mission is to provide insightful legal solutions and business counseling that help our clients strategically plan for an increasingly competitive future. McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with locations in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit

Deborah W. Kelm
McDonald Hopkins LLC
600 Superior Avenue, East, Suite 2100
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: 216.348.5733

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