2023 Columbus Eastman & Smith Employment Law Update

Columbus Bar Association 230 West Street, Suite 100 and via Zoom
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Hot Topics for 2024
• Recent Employment Law SCOTUS decisions
• The future of non-compete agreements
• The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
• Overview of the CROWN Act
• How recreational marijuana laws can affect employment law
• The status of LGBTQ+ rights and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the workplace

Presenters: Mark A. Shaw, Eastman & Smith LTD
Elizabeth Bolduc, Eastman & Smith LTD

10:00 – 11:00 Changes to Overtime Exemptions and Worker Classification Standards
1. Classifying Workers as “Employees” or “Independent Contractors”
    • Legal and Regulatory Standards to Consider
    • Consequences for Misclassification
    • Changes to the Joint Employer Test
2. The FLSA and Ohio Requirements for Paying Overtime
    • Key Exemptions from Overtime, including White Collar Exemptions
    • The Three-Part Exemption Test
1. Duties Requirement
2. Salary Basis Requirement
3. Minimum Salary Level Requirement
    • Common Mistakes by Employers
3. Proposed Overtime Rule Changes
    • Changes to the Salary Level
    • Effective Date of the New Rule
    • Planning for Change

Presenter: Brigid Heid, Eastman & Smith LTD

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:15
Employee Leave Issues
• Distinction in leave requirements under the FMLA, the ADA, and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
• Recent case studies

Presenter: Carrie Urrutia, Eastman & Smith LTD

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