Amy L. Hemenway, a partner at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, will lead an upcoming discussion with members of The Bonadio Group, a leading regional public accounting firm, aimed at helping non-profit organizations understand and prepare for new federal overtime regulations that will take effect later this year.

The program, entitled “Overtime Understood”, will focus on the new federal overtime regulations released earlier this year by the United States Department of Labor (DOL). The revised regulations, released by DOL on May 18, 2016, increase the salary threshold under which many salaried workers may qualify for overtime pay. Effective December 1, 2016, the new threshold will be $47,476 annually ($913 per week), up from the previous threshold of $23,660 annually ($455 per week). The threshold is scheduled to increase every three years, beginning January 1, 2020. While the new regulations may extend overtime pay to an increased number of workers nationwide, the final rule did not change the duties portion of the test necessary to determine if a salaried worker shall receive or be considered exempt from overtime pay.

Hemenway, along with Bonadio Group members Justin Reid, principal, and Joseph Wutz, manager, will discuss potential challenges non-profit organizations may face in complying with the new rules, unintended consequences of the new rules, and cost effective implementation strategies, among other topics. The program will take place on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 a.m. at Milo’s restaurant, 5877 Main Street, Williamsville.

A partner in Harter Secrest & Emery’s Labor & Employment practice group, Hemenway counsels clients on all aspects of labor and employment compliance. She has extensive experience in federal and state court litigation, as well as in administrative proceedings, involving labor and employment matters. Hemenway has worked with national and regional employers on a wide range of issues, including contracts, wage and hour issues, individual and class action discrimination claims, collective bargaining, grievance/arbitration proceedings, and NLRB and PERB proceedings. She is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Litigation – Labor and Employment, and has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® from 2013-2016. Hemenway is a past recipient of the 40 Under Forty Award from Buffalo Business First, in recognition of her professional achievement and community involvement.

Non-profit organizations interested in attending the program should contact Hemenway at (716) 853-1616 or Wutz at (716) 250-6600, or visit the online registration page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/overtime-understood-tickets-27613873840.

About Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is a full-service business law firm providing legal services to clients ranging from individuals and family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies and major regional institutions. With offices in Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, Corning, and New York City, New York, the firm is a recognized leader in corporate, employee benefits, environmental and land use, healthcare, higher education, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate, and trusts and estate law. Harter Secrest & Emery has 34 U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 “Best Law Firms” top tier practice group rankings - more Western New York rankings than any other law firm. They have been top ranked in Chambers USA for Immigration, Corporate/M&A and Litigation law and 47 Partners are recognized as The Best Lawyers in America in 2016. 

The single largest investment a company makes is often in its personnel. The Harter Secrest & Emery Labor and Employment attorneys counsel employers of all sizes on effective strategies to reach their business goals in a manner that complies with a very complex web of federal, state and local statutes and regulations.  In addition, when inevitable litigation does happen, the firm’s lawyers can help companies navigate the legal process to achieve a favorable result.  

About The Bonadio Group

Founded in 1978, The Bonadio Group is a nationally ranked Top 40 CPA firm offering accounting, business advisory, and personal financial services to clients of all sizes. The firm’s professionals deliver practical, proactive, and innovative solutions to help clients reach their financial, compliance, management, and personal goals. Bonadio is the largest independent provider of audit, tax, and management advisory services in upstate New York—with offices in Albany, Batavia, Buffalo, East Aurora, Geneva, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, and Rutland, Vt.

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