ASNE-Poynter webinar: 'It's Time to Face the Overtime (Rules)'

In partnership with Poynter, ASNE is hosting a free webinar at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 20, to walk you through the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and help you get prepared for the recently approved changes, which will have a significant impact on news organizations. 
The FLSA requires certain employers to pay a minimum wage to all employees. It also requires payment of overtime to employees who work in excess of 40 hours per week unless an employee is considered "exempt" under the Department of Labor's regulations implementing the FLSA. With the recent changes, however, the minimum salary for an employee to be considered exempt will be twice as much, and about 4.2 million employees will be newly eligible for overtime pay. This will largely affect journalists who seldom experience a clear 40-hour workweek.

The webinar will be led by ASNE Legal Counsel Kevin Goldberg, member of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C. He will talk about the basics of the FLSA, outline the changes that will take effect Dec. 1 and provide a checklist of issues to consider as you get ready for the new rules. Learn more about the webinar, and enroll now!