2016 was awash in labor and employment rules and regulations. The seminar will address what stuck and what didn’t in the world of the Fair Labor Standards Act, sick leave, pay equity, and Fair Pay Safe Workplaces. Most importantly, we will work through the requirements and pitfalls of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
This class will help you to:
- Understand what regulations may apply and which of them likely do not.
- Understand the FLSA and exemption thresholds.
- Understand timekeeping rules and when you must pay overtime as a government contractor.
- Assess the impact on your contract costs and operations.
- Develop compliance strategies that work.
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Nichole Atallah is an associate with PilieroMazza PLLC and primarily practices in the areas of labor and employment law and general litigation. Nichole counsels clients in a broad range of employment matters, including compliance with Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA/wage & hour, FMLA, wrongful termination and reduction in force. Nichole has worked extensively with clients in complying with the Service Contract Act and the Davis Bacon Act and, when necessary, assists clients through Department of Labor compliance audits and investigations. Nichole works proactively with clients to establish and maintain effective human resource policies that discourage employment disputes and lawsuits. Additionally, Nichole vigorously advocates on behalf of her clients that have unionized workforce, assisting them during collective bargaining, labor-management disputes, and disputes pending before the National Labor Relations Board. Her goal in representing employers is to help retain management rights and avoid costly disputes.
Nichole also practices in our multi-jurisdictional Litigation Group and has experience navigating the complex nature of administrative agency claims, as well as all types of civil forums, such that she can assist your company in navigating a wide range of civil disputes. While at PilieroMazza, Nichole has successfully assisted clients in a variety of areas such as breach of contract, including enforcement of non-compete and employment agreements, contract performance and failure to pay disputes; wrongful termination; defamation; and the False Claims Act, among others. Although Nichole always strives to resolve a dispute early to the benefit of her clients prior to litigation, when early resolution is not possible, Nichole advocates zealously on behalf of her clients during litigation to resolve the complaint as efficiently as possible.
Nichole graduated from the George Washington University cum laude, where she received a B.A. International Affairs in 2004 and she received her law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law, magna cum laude, in 2010. Nichole is currently a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Georgia Bar.
Corey Argust joined PilieroMazza as an Associate in 2015. He is a part of the firm’s Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Government Contracts practice groups. Mr. Argust counsels clients on a broad range of labor and employment matters, and represents clients in commercial disputes as well as government contract matters.
Prior to joining PilieroMazza, Mr. Argust was an assistant attorney general with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia where he represented the District of Columbia in a wide variety of labor and employment disputes throughout all phases of litigation.
Continuing Education Credits
1.5 CLE/ 0.15 CEU/ 1.5 CPE (Business Law) credit may be earned for this course. This course is recommended for 2.0 CLP credits.
This course has been approved for CLE in CA, PA, VA and TX. Because this activity has been approved in another CLE jurisdiction, you may also receive credit for participation in AK, AZ, AR, CO, FL, HI, IL, ME, MT, NJ, NY, ND, and WI (additional state requirements may apply). If you are seeking CLE credits for a jurisdiction other than the ones listed above, please contact us for additional information.
This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU. Upon their approval, it may be worth 1.5 PDU credits.