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Seigfreid Bingham News & Blog

EEOC Issues Final Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace

By: Katie A. Conklin and John A. Vering[1]

On April 29, 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a long-anticipated update to its enforcement guidance on harassment in the workplace. The EEOC’s previous guidance had not been updated since 1999. The updated guidance reflects the legal and social changes of the past two decades and includes over 70 hypothetical examples of unlawful workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; sexual orientation; and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, and genetic information.

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By |June 18th, 2024|Blog, Employment Law|

Update on New DOL Overtime Rule and FTC Final Rule Banning Non-Competes

By: John Vering and Cody Weyhofen

Overtime Regulations

On April 30, 2024, we published a client alert advising you that on April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its Final Rule, significantly raising the minimum salary thresholds for certain overtime exemptions (the so-called white collar exemptions [“WCE”] for executive, administrative, and professional employees) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The minimum salary levels for an executive, administrative, or professional employee to be exempt from overtime is scheduled to increase effective July 1, 2024, from $684 per week (equivalent to $33,568 per year) to $844 per week (equivalent to $43,888 per year). For employees eligible for the highly compensated employee exemption, the increase effective July 1, 2024, is from $107,432 per year to $132,964 per year. The regulations also provide for a second increase effective January 1, 2025, which would increase the WCE threshold to $1,128 per week ($58,656 per year) and the threshold for highly compensated employees to $151,164 per year.

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By |June 13th, 2024|Blog, Employment Law|

KCMBA’s 51st Annual Bench-Bar and Boardroom Conference – Sponsorship

Seigfreid Bingham was pleased to be a sponsor of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s (KCMBA) 51st Annual Bench-Bar and Boardroom Conference. The meeting occurred in early May 2024 at a Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) resort.

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By |May 31st, 2024|News|

Steve Kyle Guest-Lectures on Real Estate Law at KU

Seigfreid Bingham attorney Steve Kyle recently guest-lectured at a Land Transactions class made up of second and third-year students at the University Kansas (KU) School of Law.  He was invited to speak by the course […]

By |May 29th, 2024|News, Real Estate Industry|

Department of Labor Increases Overtime Pay Thresholds

By: Cody Weyhofen and John Vering

On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its Final Rule, significantly raising the minimum salary thresholds for certain overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Importantly, the thresholds outlined in the Final Rule are higher than those initially proposed by the DOL in August 2023. As a result, millions of employees are set to become entitled to overtime compensation when the Final Rule takes effect.

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By |April 30th, 2024|Blog, Employment Law|

Chris Tillery Appointed to KCMBA’s CLE Advisory Committee

Seigfreid Bingham attorney Chris Tillery was recently appointed to the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Advisory Committee.

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By |April 29th, 2024|News|