Siegel, O’Connor, O’Donnell & Beck, P.C. is a Connecticut-based law firm with a national reputation in the practice specialty of labor and employment law. Our Hartford employment attorneys are dedicated exclusively to the representation of employers in the complex dynamic of labor and employment law matters in the workplace.
We have counseled private and public sector management clients on labor and employment issues for 50 years. Because of our extensive involvement in the representation of clients in labor and employment law, our Hartford employment lawyers are able to provide clients with unmatched experience, focus, and depth that results in excellent and cost-effective legal service, strategy, and solutions.
CLIENT ALERT: FLSA Overtime Rule Changes Put on Hold for Now
On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a Federal District Court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations regarding executive, administrative and professional employees (“white-collar employees”) from taking effect on December 1, 2016. This Injunction is nationwide and takes effect immediately. As the Injunction is not a final order, it is subject to revision or appeal, and will remain in effect until further order of the District Court or the Court of Appeals.
Under the Injunction, employers are not required to comply with the new minimum salary threshold requirements for white-collar employees, which were increased to $913/week ($47,476 annually). Until further notice, the current minimum salary basis, as established by the current Department of Labor regulations, will continue to be $455/week ($23,660 annually). For Connecticut employers, however, the minimum salary basis will continue to be $475/week ($24,700).
Our Hartford employment lawyers will continue to keep you appraised of any further legal developments regarding the minimum salary threshold requirements.
For further guidance on complying with these changes, please contact our Hartford employment attorneys at Siegel, O’Connor, O’Donnell & Beck, P.C.
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Siegel O’Connor is consistently recognized as a leader in labor law, and our firm is trusted by clients to stay one step ahead in the ever-changing landscape of labor relations. Our labor law attorneys have significant experience developing comprehensive labor relations programs for clients in a broad swath of industries. We provide strategic advocacy before the National Labor Relations Board and federal and state courts as well as representation in grievance arbitration and collective bargaining negotiations. Our attorneys possess a breadth of experience handling matters related to union organization efforts, strikes, work stoppages, sexual harassment, and injunctions. We strive to keep our clients’ businesses running smoothly throughout any type of union activity.
We defend employers in complex, high-stakes litigation involving the full range of employment law issues. Our attorneys consistently obtain favorable results through negotiated settlement, arbitration, and at trial. Siegel O’Connor routinely represents clients in all matter of employment litigation including discrimination and civil rights claims, FMLA cases, employment contract disputes, wrongful termination cases, sexual harassment claims, and class action lawsuits. We also provide exceptional litigation avoidance strategies and counseling in best practices with regard to personnel policies, employee handbooks, employee hiring and termination, and disciplinary matters. From pre-suit negotiations to trial, our attorneys provide skilled and aggressive advocacy in every arena as well as at the appellate level.
Our attorneys are among Connecticut’s top education lawyers and regularly represent clients in all aspects of school law including contract and collective bargaining negotiations, special education issues, student discipline matters, discrimination claims, and employment litigation. We are well-versed in the distinct legal issues faced by schools, school districts, and school boards. Our attorneys have been involved in several precedent-setting cases before the Connecticut Supreme Court and Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Our comprehensive knowledge of the laws affecting the education system make Siegel O’Connor the go-to law firm for public educators.
Siegel O’Connor specializes in the gamut of wage and hour and employee compensation issues, assisting our employer clients with advice, auditing, and advocacy. Our Hartford sexual harassment attorneys have the legal knowledge and experience to protect our clients from employee compensation-related lawsuits through sound compliance strategies and internal wage and hour audits. The seasoned litigation attorneys at Siegel O’Connor are also prepared to aggressively defend clients in all types of wage and hour litigation, including minimum wage, overtime, tip credit, child labor, and recordkeeping lawsuits.