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New DOL Overtime Rule in Effect Jan 1, 2020

As expected, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule on September 24, 2019 regarding salaried employees and overtime pay.  Effective January 1, 2020, employees who make less than $35,568 per year are eligible for overtime pay.

Under the new rule, to be exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act employees must be paid at least $35,568 and also perform certain job duties.  If an employee is not paid $35,568 per year or does not perform certain duties, then the employee must be paid 1 ½ times his/her regularly hourly rate for hours worked in excess of 40 per workweek.

Estimates show that this new rule will force employers to reclassify more than a million currently exempt workers to nonexempt status.

Carr Allison’s Labor and Employment Team is standing by to assist employers in assessing whether certain employees qualify for overtime under the new rule, as well as to answer any questions.

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Nixon Successfully Defends Client in Circuit Court Jury Trial

Faith Nixon of Carr Allison’s Mobile (AL) office successfully defended her client in a circuit court jury trial in Mobile County, Alabama. The Plaintiff claimed that he fell from a chair in the Defendant’s home.  He further claimed the chair was broken, and the Defendant was aware the chair was […]

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Ireland and Gambacurta Secure Defense Verdict

Carr Allison Shareholders Charlie Ireland and Ginny Gambacurta of our Birmingham (AL) office have secured a defense verdict in a premise liability claim in Federal Court after a four day trial with seven figures in claimed damages for AMC Theaters. Great Results!

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Burgess and Scarpone Obtain Dismissal of Premises Case

Elizabeth “Betsy” Burgess and Kayla Scarpone of Carr Allison’s Tallahassee office prevailed on a dispositive motion resulting in the prompt dismissal of a high exposure premises case.  Another great result for our clients! Way to go, Betsy and Kayla!

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