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What's New: DOL's Proposed Changes to the Salary Exemption and Best Practices

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Business Law - Technical

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Melissa Hirn
Course Levels:
1 Hour
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With proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) salary exemption pending, knowledge of employee classification becomes crucial, especially for practitioners working with small businesses. This session will provide updates and best practices to stay compliant with laws regarding exempt employees for both your practice and for your clients.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Analyze the proposed updates to the Department of Labor's FLSA salary exemption, integrating tools and strategies to ensure compliance with overtime exemption regulations

Major Subjects
  • Discussion of the FLSA overtime exemptions consideration, including duties tests, salary threshold, and dispelling exemption myths.
  • Overview of the proposed updated FLSA salary regulations
  • Compliance tips and tools, including consideration of use of salaries, bonus structures, timekeeping, and usage of exempt employee safe harbor.
  • Best practices for organizations/practitioners to stay compliant, including job duty structuring, financial and practical implications of modifying prior exemptions, employment practices insurance considerations, and assisting clients with these considerations as a trusted advisor.

Course Materials


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Hale & Hirn, PLLC

Melissa L. Hirn, J.D., AAI is a partner with Hale & Hirn, PLLC, an insurance, employment and risk management-focused law firm, and President of 360 HR Services, LLC, an HR and employment compliance consulting company, both based in Northville, Michigan.

She is a 1996 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law where she served as an Assistant Editor on the prestigious Dayton Law Review. She is a graduate, magna cum laude from Western Michigan University. 

Melissa serves on the Insurance & Indemnity Section Counsel of the State Bar of Michigan and chairs the Programming Committee. Additionally, she has earned the nationally recognized certification of Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI), which involved the passing of three comprehensive examinations on insurance and risk management topics. She has been published in many legal and other publications, including The Michigan Bar Journal and Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Previously, Melissa was employed as a judicial attorney for a circuit court judge in Wayne County, Michigan.

She advises many organizations on employment law compliance, business law, and on insurance-related issues.


Wed, Aug 07, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:03pm EDT
Thu, Sep 19, 2024 - 09:00am to 10:03am EDT
Fri, Oct 25, 2024 - 04:00pm to 05:03pm EDT
Tue, Nov 12, 2024 - 05:00pm to 06:03pm EST
Mon, Dec 02, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:03am EST
Wed, Jan 22, 2025 - 01:00pm to 02:03pm EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information



Advanced Preparation

While not mandatory pre-reading, attendees may want to familiarize themselves with the basics of overtime exemptions prior to viewing the webinar.  The following are links to Department of Labor Fact Sheets to assist attendees:

  • U.S. Department of Labor Fact Sheet 17g – Overtime Salary Basis Requirement
  • U.S. Department of Labor Fact Sheet 17a - Exemption for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Computer & Outside Sales Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Designed For

Practitioners who advise organizations on payroll processes, overtime considerations, and financial implications of classifying employees as exempt/non-exempt


Original Recording Date


Yellow Book


Course Developer


Date Added to Catalog 02/15/2024

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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