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October 2019 Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Carl Grant Events Center on the campus of Union University
1050 Union University Dr
Jackson, TN  38305-3656
Monthly Chapter Meeting
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FLSA Overtime Final Rule: What Employers Must Do Now

On September 24, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule changing the standard salary level threshold required to exempt executive, administrative, and professional employees from the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime payments. 

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • The "standard salary level" increase, its effective date, and the DOL's intent for future adjustments.

  • The new total compensation level for "highly compensated employees" (HCEs).

  • Non-discretionary bonuses, incentive payments, and how these are incorporated into employers' consideration regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Co-Presented By:

Geoffrey Lindley,a Member with  the  firm of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC, concentrates his practice  in the areas of employment  law  litigation  (representing employers only), municipal  law and government  tort  liability,  civil rights  litigation,  and  workers'  compensation.  His  employment  practice  includes  advising  employers  on  issues concerning Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination  in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Tennessee Human Rights Act and other laws applicable to employers.   He also has experience representing police departments and municipalities in 42 U.S.C. §  1983  litigation.   He  is  a  2008  graduate  of  the  National  Institute  for  Trial  Advocacy’s  (NITA)  Trial  Advocacy  Skills Program which provides intensive professional training in the art of trial skills. Geoffrey has been recognized in Law & Politics magazine’s  list of  “Rising  Stars”  in Tennessee  in  the  area of Employment  Litigation Defense.   He  frequently speaks to attorneys and HR professionals at educational conferences and seminars on employment issues relevant to both public and private employers.

Matthew Courtner
, Associate Attorney, whose practice focuses primarily on the areas of tort and insurance defense, municipal law, employment law, and workers’ compensation.  He is a member of the Firm’s Tort and Insurance Practice Group and the Employment Law and Civil Rights Practice Group.

Matthew received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Economics and Finance, cum laude, from Union University in 2006.  At Union, Matthew was awarded the Academic Excellence Award in Economics and Finance as well as the Political Science Minor Award. 

Matthew received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence, summa cum laude, from Mississippi College School of Law in 2009.  During law school, Matthew earned the American Jurisprudence award in Corporate and Partnership Taxation, Torts I, Secured Transactions, and Counseling and Negotiation Seminar. 

Matthew received his Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 2010.  While pursuing an L.L.M., Matthew was a research assistant for Professor Noel Cunningham.

Matthew is a member of the Jackson-Madison County Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, Howell Edmunds Jackson American Inn of Court, and Defense Research Institute. In Defense Research Institute, Mathew serves as the Young Lawyer Liaison for the Appellate Advocacy Substantive Law Committee.

Matthew was admitted to practice in 2010 by the Tennessee Supreme Court.  He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court of Tennessee for the Western District of Tennessee and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Please Note:  This program has been pre-approved for one (1) hour of credit toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP  recertification.  It also has been submitted for pre-approval for one (1) hour of credit toward PHR,SPHR, and GPHR  recertification through Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).