Amy L. Hemenway, a partner at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (HSE), a full-service business law firm with operations throughout New York, will give a presentation in Corning this week to help employers understand and prepare for new Department of Labor regulations concerning white collar exemptions to the Fair Labor Standard Act’s overtime requirements. The program is being presented in conjunction with the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, February 25 at 8:30 a.m.

Last summer, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed revisions to the regulations concerning white collar exemptions. Since the proposed revisions call for substantial changes to the requirements to satisfy the exemptions and avoid overtime, it is important for employers to understand how the changes will impact their organizations. The final regulations are expected to be released this summer. Hemenway’s discussion will focus on why the DOL is proposing changes, what changes are likely to be included in the final regulations, and what employers can do now to prepare for the changes.

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 2013-2015. Hemenway is a past recipient of the 40 Under Forty Award from Buffalo Business First, in recognition of her professional achievement and community involvement.

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