Brian P. Pezza Discusses the Fair Labor Standards Act with the St. Louis Business Journal

Lewis Rice member Brian P. Pezza was featured in the St. Louis Business Journal's Table of Experts to discuss recent updates to the Department of Labor's overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These new regulations double the minimum salary required before an employee can be considered exempt from overtime for hours worked beyond 40 per week. Brian and the two other panelists discussed how employers, managers, and HR professionals should prepare for these updates and potential penalties for those employers who fail to comply by December 1, 2016.

Additionally, the panelists discussed special circumstances such as employees receiving non-discretionary bonuses and commissions, working remotely, or working on call.

To read the full discussion, click under "Resources" below.

Brian spends most of his time working to keep employers in compliance and out of trouble. He focuses his legal practice on counseling employers on a variety of employment law issues, including medical leave scenarios, collective bargaining agreements, affirmative action, management and HR personnel training, and employment litigation.

Over the past 15 years, Brian has represented a diverse range of employers including Fortune 20 companies, startups, family-owned businesses and municipal entities. Brian tries cases in state and federal courts and represents employers in a variety of administrative investigations and government audits.

Throughout our Firm's history, Lewis Rice attorneys have made excellence the foundation of our practice. Founded in 1909, more than a century of service has given us the experience, resources, and tools to serve our clients' dynamic needs. Our diverse team of more than 150 attorneys provides counsel and solutions for the challenges facing local, regional and national businesses, as well as individuals and families. Lewis Rice maintains offices in downtown St. Louis, suburban Town & Country, Washington and Jefferson City, Missouri and Edwardsville, Illinois. We also have offices in downtown Kansas City, Missouri and suburban Overland Park, Kansas.