San Francisco partner Cheryl Orr gave a presentation at the 2016 First Chair Awards Conference & Gala titled, “The DOL’s New FLSA Exemption Rules.” Cheryl’s presentation reviewed the key changes under the DOL’s Final Rules (effective December 1, 2016) which more than double the current $455 weekly minimum salary required for employees to qualify for “white collar” exemptions to the minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The event was put on by First Chair, an organization designed to bring together attorneys in private practice with their talented in-house peers in order to recognize achievement. There are several reputable organizations that acknowledge the accomplishments of attorneys in private practice, and there are also corporate counsel associations that evaluate in-house counsel performance. First Chair is structured to unite these two communities through the common goals of networking and recognizing the accomplishments of the best and brightest in the legal profession. First Chair accomplishes these objectives by hosting innovative networking events that support career development and by recognizing in-house counsel who have been nominated by esteemed members of the private practice community at an annual gala awards dinner.
Learn more about the First Chair Awards Event Conference & Gala here.