Latest Posts

A New Era of Employment Law

March 21, 2016

In the business world, laws and regulations are constantly changing.  Recently, amendments have been proposed regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and they are expected to pass in 2016.  If these changes pass,  as many as 11 million American workers will be effected.

The FLSA regulates minimum wage and overtime laws.  On June 30, 2015, the US Department of Labor released proposed changes to nearly double the salary threshold.  If this amendment is approved it will not only effect employee salary, but workers will be entitled to receive increased overtime pay as well. 

Adam Hersh is an attorney at Hunter Business Law, the Entrepreneurs Law Firm, where he helps to legally protect and advise small businesses.  Adam not only stays informed on Employment Law, but also provides educational seminars on this topic, in order to help his clients avoid the pitfalls that many employers overlook.  In his latest E-book, Adam details the importance of avoiding overtime violations and how employers should prepare for the proposed changes to the FLSA. More specifically, Adam explains that although an employee is on salary it doesn’t mean the employee is not entitled to overtime; and furthermore, how misclassifications of employees can cost employers because the unpaid overtime can be doubled as a penalty.

In order to avoid overtime fees, which can easily escalate to six figures for a single employee, employers must be aware of which employees are exempt or non-exempt from overtime.  Employers should have proper timesheets to record overtime for their employees who are non-exempt. 

To learn more about how the proposed FLSA changes will affect your business download the E-book today.  Follow Adam on Twitter and visit Hunter Business Law’s website to learn more about the #EntrepreneursLawFirm. 

Categorized in: ,

This post was written by

Comments are closed here.

Get Connected

Join our networks and stay in touch.

Read Our Testimonials

Hear what our customers have to say

“Aakash Patel, Chris Melvin and the rest of the Elevate team simply delivered. The connections Aakash made led to valuable relationships for me and new clients for RevStar. You can’t fully appreciate what Elevate can do for your business until you experience it first hand. I personally recommend their services to anybody looking to grow their network and business within the Tampa Bay community.”

Ken Pomella, PMP – CEO, RevStar Consulting

“If you’re looking to dive into the who’s who of Tampa Bay, Elevate, Inc. is the only way to go. Elevate worked closely with Tampa Bay Plumbers to help us get our foot in the door with the right business and community circles to help us grow. We appreciated Aakash Patel & Chris Melvin’s professionalism, attention to detail, and willingness to go over and above to provide us a quality service. The contacts through Elevate are numerous and professionally beneficial and the staff is always available to us. We enjoyed working with the Elevate team and will definitely keep them in mind for our future business needs.”

April Diemer – Tampa Bay Plumbers

“Working with Aakash and his team at Elevate was a great fit for our growing organization. His team helped us connect with key influencers across the region and identify opportunities. Together you work to define your goals and who you’re targeting and through their connections and network they can make warm introductions to the decisions makers you need to connect with.”

Chon Nguyen – Founder & CEO, Newgentek

“Elevate, Inc’s. business relationship building process and their specialized one-on-one client service has opened doors and created potential opportunities that we wouldn’t have been able to create on our own. If your business would benefit from business relationship building introductions, I highly recommend Elevate, Inc.”

Gary LoDuca – Founder & Owner, Thoughtful Advisors – 401(k) Plan Designs