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    What’s on the Horizon for 2020 – Wage and Hour Power Hour with Sponsor - Ogletree Deakins

    Date: November 20, 2019, 11:30am
    Laishley Crab House, 150 Laishley Court, Punta Gorda, FL
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     Karen Morinelli, Esq., Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Steward, P.C.

    What’s on the Horizon for 2020 – and Wage and Hour Power Hour

    with Karen Morinelli of Ogletree Deakins


    Karen M. Morinelli is a Shareholder in the Tampa office. As a former General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources, she brings a strong business perspective to both client relations and in her approach to manage client issues.

    Ms. Morinelli has managed a corporate legal department and a variety of employment related issues in corporate mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, national class action litigation, and managed a successful appeal to the United States Supreme Court. She is a frequent lecturer for both state wide and national employer sponsored organizations on a variety of current labor and employment topics. Her practice includes both traditional labor in the public and private sector as well as employment law.

    Ms. Morinelli’s traditional labor practice includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements including serving as Chief Negotiator for clients in both the public and private sector. Additionally, she represents management in ULP’s, grievance and arbitration hearings and advising clients on preventative strategies with an organized workforce.

    Ms. Morinelli also counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law including employer/employee relations, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. This includes litigation in both state and federal courts on matters under Title VII, the ADAAA, the ADEA, the FMLA, AAP, NLRA, PELRA, FCRA, and local fair employment practice standards.

    Ms. Morinelli is recognized by Best Lawyers in America for both Employment Law – Management and Labor Law – Management and is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She is a member of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys. She earned her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law cum laude in 1989, her M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame Graduate School of Business in 1985 and her B.A. from LaSalle University, cum laude in 1976.

    What’s on the Horizon for 2020 – Wage and Hour Power Hour

    In this essential session, we’ll discuss several legal  highlights from 2019 with the  focus on the latest  updates from the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, including: 
    • New proposed regulations governing exempt executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, computer, and highly compensated employees; 
    • Proposed changes to regulations governing the regular rate under the FLSA for purposes of calculating overtime, including guidance on whether certain employee perks must be included; and 
    • Proposed guidance regarding what constitutes joint employers. 
    We’ll also discuss the latest trends in employee payments, including daily pay, as well as timeless strategies for maintaining compliance with the FLSA.

    Thanks to our Sponsor - Ogletree Deakins