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Proposed New Federal Overtime Regulations: What Do They Mean For Your Firm?

A Counselors Academy Section Webinar

Thurs. March 17 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT (10:00 - 11:00 AM PDT) 

Public relations firms, like most employers nationwide, are watching closely to see whether the Department of Labor will promulgate the proposed new overtime rules slated to take effect this summer, which would greatly change the landscape of overtime pay requirements for employees. Are you and your firm ready for these changes? What are you doing to prepare? This session reviews the proposed federal overtime regulations, including what the proposed changes are, what they will mean for your employees’ classifications and wages. It will also address what smart agency owners should be (and are) doing now in anticipation of the changes.


Michael C. Lasky, Partner, Co-Chair, Litigation, and Chair, Public Relations Practice Group, Davis & Gilbert LLP

Michael Lasky is chair of the Public Relations Law Practice Group at Davis & Gilbert.  He is frequently called upon to address and collaborate with the leading industry trade associations, including the Counselors Academy of the Public Relations Society of America and the American Marketing Association.  He has served as General Counsel of the Council of Public Relations Firms since its formation in 1998. Michael devotes a significant portion of his practice to advising executives and owners of the public relations, advertising, investment banking and e-commerce firms on their employment, shareholder, incentive compensation and related arrangements. A noted authority on the use and enforceability of various post-employment restrictions on competition and the movement of talent between competitive organizations, he has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal and other leading publications.  

Jessica Golden Cortes, Partner, Labor & Employment Practice Group, Davis & Gilbert LLP

Jessica Golden Cortes is a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group of Davis & Gilbert. She regularly counsels clients and actively litigates on their behalf in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination complaints, hiring, terminations and reductions in force, restrictive covenants, wage and hour issues and federal and state family and medical leave laws. In addition, Ms. Cortes represents employers in federal and state courts, federal, state and local administrative agencies and in arbitrations and mediations nationwide in the areas of race, sex, age, disability, failure to hire and other discrimination, and in breach of contract disputes arising primarily from alleged breaches of continuing post-employment obligations and for cause terminations.  She has successfully defended several of the firm’s clients against claims of discrimination before the EEOC and state agencies in states such as New York, Connecticut, California, Ohio and Michigan

Presentation Documents

CA Webinar Overtime Regulations
Fact Sheet #22: Hours Worked Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Regulations Part 785: Hours Worked