Please join us for our monthly breakfast and educational meeting. This month, we will be discussing the new overtime rules that will be put into law soon. Our dual speakers presenting will be Michael Pacewicz and Madalene Witterholt, from the outstanding law firm- Crowe & Dunlevy. (This meeting is sponsoored by Ronnie Walters, Benefits Advisory, Retirement Specialist, at Texoma Financial Services, LLC.)
On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its new final overtime rule, making 1.3 million more workers eligible for overtime beginning January 1, 2020. This presentation will provide attendees with information regarding the new overtime rule, changes to the salary-level test, what employers need to do to prepare for implementation of the new rule, and how to determine whether employees are exempt.
Michael Pacewicz is a director based in Crowe & Dunlevy’s Tulsa office. As a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights, Cannabis Industry, Construction, Labor & Employment, Litigation & Trial and Real Estate Practice Groups, Michael has represented many business entities, ranging from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies. Michael has experience in the areas of employee benefits, wrongful termination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, race and gender discrimination, non-compete agreements and other labor and employment issues. He is also a member of the Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights, Construction and Real Estate Practice Groups, where he handles complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy, securities litigation, construction law, telecommunications law, products liability, insurance defense and landlord-tenant disputes. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America publication in the practice areas of Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Bankruptcy since 2011.* He is also a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
With more than 30 years of experience, Madalene Witterholt assists clients in the full spectrum of employment law issues. Starting with employee hiring and I-9 compliance, employer policy development and day-to-day advice she provides employee training as well as the defense of administrative charges. Madalene’s regional practice has given her experience in the full gamut of employment litigation.