Employment Law Team to Serve as Panelists for Lehigh Valley Business Virtual Discussion about FTC Noncompete Ban and Updated DOL Overtime Rules



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Jacob D. Sitman and David M. Steckel of the firm’s Employment Law & Labor Relations team will participate in a virtual panel discussion with Lehigh Valley Business (LVB) addressing the recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) vote to ban the use of noncompetition agreements and new Department of Labor (DOL) rules on overtime on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. 

LVB Virtual Discussion FTC Noncompete Ban DOL Overtime Rules

Entitled “What FTC’s Noncompete Ban Means for Business and How to Prepare for the New Rules on Overtime,” the virtual event invites Jake and David to share their decades of insights with local businesses to help them better understand and comply with these changes. Seasoned HR professional Jackie Plunkett of Clear HR Solutions will moderate the discussion.

With the FTC rule taking effect in four months unless blocked by legal challenges, the discussion will center around:

  • Details on the ruling 
  • Potential impact on employers
  • What the timeline might be for implementation
  • Implications for non-disclosure agreements and other restrictive covenants 
  • What legal challenges are expected

The long-awaited update to the federal overtime rule is expected to take effect this summer, and will significantly increase the salary threshold for overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. FLB’s attorneys will explain who qualifies, what steps employers must take – including reviewing employee classifications and assessing financial and morale impacts, and potential legal challenges. 

FLB’s Employment Law & Labor Relations Group helps employers navigate the myriad challenges, laws and regulations affecting the American workplace.With more than 12 decades of combined experience in labor and employment law, and a perspective earned as former judicial law clerks, in-house counsel, and trained mediators, we help employers avoid litigation and defend them when claims are filed. We work closely with business owners, executives, managers and human resource professionals to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws governing the employer-employee relationship, reduce the risk of workplace claims, and increase workplace morale and productivity.

This is the team’s first event since David Steckel joined the firm, bringing more than 25 years of experience providing legal counsel and representation to public and private employers in a wide array of matters.

The LVB virtual event will be hosted on Zoom and is aimed at local employers and HR professionals. Register online here.

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