Wage & Hour Update: Recent Developments and Hot Topics

Friday, October 6, 2017
12:30 – 1:30 pm | Online

Webinar led by MA/RI MGMA, in collaboration with Maryland MGMA, PA MGMA, NY MGMA, and VA MGMA.   

Earn up to 1.0 continuing education unit hours for each hour of education from the ACMPE, American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Friday, October 6, 2017


Maryland MGMA Members:  Free
Non-members:  $35.00


Employers throughout the country are being targeted by a wave of collective, class, and individual lawsuits asserting violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws.  Additionally, new regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor created major changes to the overtime exemption rules that impact pay practices of thousands of businesses here and across the country. 

In this presentation, Attorney John Gannon of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., one of the leading labor and employment law firms serving employers throughout New England, will discuss the impact of proposed new wage and hour rules, and share strategies for defending and avoiding costly wage and hour lawsuits.  This event will highlight:

  • What’s going on with the DOL’s overtime rule?
  • New federal Legislation that might limit how much overtime is due to employees
  • The five most common wage and hour mistakes (and how to avoid them)
  • Intersection of paid leave laws and wage/hour obligations
  • Review of recent wage and hour cases


John S. Gannon 

Skoler, Abbott & Presser 

John S. Gannon is an attorney with Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., and practices in the firm’s Springfield, Massachusetts, office.  John has defended employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination, as well as actions arising under the Family Medical Leave Act and wage & hour law. John also has experience with lawsuits seeking to enforce restrictive covenants and protect trade secrets.

John frequently assists employers in litigation avoidance strategies. He has reviewed numerous employee handbooks and related polices for compliance, as well as employment and non-compete agreements. John has also conducted comprehensive wage & hour and employment practices audits. He regularly counsels employers on compliance with state and federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and Occupational Health and Safety Act.

John is a regular contributor to business publications and to the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter. He also is a frequent speaker on employment-related legal topics for a wide variety of associations and organizations, including appearances on Western Mass News and the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly podcast sessions.