Morgan, Brown & Joy attorneys Allison Cherundolo and Deepa Desai co-presented on “New Overtime Rules” as part of the Massachusetts Staffing Association’s (MSA) Legal & Compliance webinar series on March 11, 2020. They discussed the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule, effective as of January 1, 2020, which updates and revises the “white-collar” overtime exemption regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The rule increases the minimum salary level for the exemption from $455 per week ($23,660 annually) to $684 ($35,568 annually) per week. In addition, the new rule permits employers to credit some non-salary payments toward the new minimum salary requirement.
Cherundolo advises employers on virtually every type of employment matter, and defends claims of employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, wage and hour disputes, and other employment-related torts. With a well-rounded practice, she counsels clients on day-to-day business matters as they relate to the employer-employee relationship. Cherundolo helps businesses run smoothly by proactively addressing employment concerns, preparing handbooks and policies, and guiding employers through legal compliance issues under state and federal law.
Desai defends and counsels employers in various kinds of labor and employment matters. As an employment litigator, she defends employers against claims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, as well as wage and hour violations and contract disputes. When proactively counseling clients, Desai provides advice in connection with many workplace matters, including the preparation of employee handbooks, hiring, terminations, discipline, leaves of absence, benefits compliance, and reasonable accommodation.
MSA is a non-profit trade association representing the staffing and recruiting firms in Massachusetts and is the go-to resource for industry information, legislative representation, and professional development. MSA is committed to making its member staffing and recruiting firms more successful through proactive legislative advocacy, effective public relations, exclusive training and skills development, strategic industry partners and collaborative networking.
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Morgan, Brown & Joy is among the largest management-side employment law firms in New England, representing a wide range of Fortune 100 corporations, educational and health care institutions and small businesses across all sectors of the economy. The firm’s attorneys are known for anticipating and finding solutions to the ever-expanding range of employment-related legal issues in order to avoid the time and cost of litigation. When litigation becomes necessary, the firm aggressively defends its clients and has a proven record of success.